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This Southern boy loves jambalaya and all kinds of good creole food.  While that seems to taste best when you’re on the streets of New Orleans, but this one’s actually not too bad.  

Prep time = 15 minutes

Total time = about 1 hour

Serves 4


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped smoked turkey sausage (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 3/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • (for a little extra spice, you can cut up a hot pepper, like a cayenne when you’re sauteing the veggies)


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Add chicken to pan, and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove chicken from pan; cover and keep warm. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add 1 cup onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add broth, paprika, thyme, and red pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Add chicken and tomatoes; cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  7. Stir in shrimp; cover and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with green onions.

Note:  We didn’t have any chicken when we decided to make this at the last minute, so we just doubled the sausage and shrimp to make up for it, and it turned out great! 

Original recipe here.

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