Makes 6 Jambalaya Servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 min (stove top option)-4 hours (slow cooker option)
This jambalaya was a hit with my whole family! This one dish meal is gluten-free, high-protein, and delicious and it will leave you completely satisfied! 1 jalapeno in the mix gives it some flavor, but not too much spice. If you are concerned about the spice, you can always just leave it out!
4 Cloves minced garlic
½ White onion
1 Red or yellow bell pepper
4 Chicken sausages, sliced and pre-cooked (about ½ lb)
2 Chicken breasts, diced (about 1 lb)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 cups Chicken broth, divided
28 oz Diced tomatoes or 3 cups fresh cherry tomatoes, blended in food processor
1 ½ cups Uncooked Basmati Rice
- Place garlic, white onion, jalapeno, and bell pepper in a food processor and pulse 3-4 times. This option can save tons of time! You can alternatively just dice each item individually.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Place diced chicken breast in the skillet and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until no longer pink, stirring regularly, about 7-9 minutes.
- Add the sliced sausage to the skillet and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
- Add the chopped vegetables to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes longer until fragrant.
Slow cooker option:
Place chicken, sausage and vegetable mixture into slow cooker. Add diced or fresh tomatoes and 1 cup of chicken broth. Cook on High for 4 hours. 20 minutes before you serve, cook your basmati rice in the remaining 3 cups of chicken broth. Bring broth to a boil, add rice, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes. Serve jambalaya chicken mixture over rice.
Stove top option: Place chicken, sausage, and vegetable mixture into a 6-8 quart stock pot. Add diced or fresh tomatoes and 1 cup chicken broth. Cook on medium-high for 30 minutes. If it starts to boil, turn the temperature down slightly to simmer. Meanwhile, bring remaining 3 cups of broth to a boil, add rice. Turn down to medium low and cook covered for 20 minutes. Serve jambalaya chicken mixture over rice.
Nutrition Information per Serving:
370 Calories, 8 g Fat, 42 g Carb, 3 g Fiber, 32 g Protein