Cajun Chicken Sausage Jambalaya Recipe in Crock Pot – Louisiana Favorite!

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Looking for an easy Chicken Sausage Jambalaya recipe?

My kids constantly request my Cajun Chicken Sausage Jambalaya recipe and this is also a healthy chicken jambalaya. I specialize in healthy Cajun recipes and this is one recipe they can request often because I can prepare it in a crock pot. I have the easiest Louisiana chicken jambalaya recipe ever and couldn’t wait to feature it on my healthy food blog! A perfect leftover turkey recipe or pick up Rotisserie chicken and I know I can count on this chicken and sausage jambalaya recipe for delicious chicken dinner.  My jambalaya chicken sausage recipe isn’t the typical or traditional version and this recipe will become a quick favorite. My recipe is packed with flavor and shortcuts and healthy cooking in a crock pot.  This delicious recipe is from my popular Crock Pot chapter of my KITCHEN 101 cookbook. I know how everyone LOVES a slow cooker chicken recipe!

What is Jambalaya?

This Louisiana jambalaya classic made with meat, rice and vegetables traditionally can be so tedious to prepare.  However, this mouth-watering easy Chicken Jambalaya recipe from my trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101 cookbook packs so much flavor.  Best of all, it is probably the easiest chicken sausage jambalaya recipe you’ll find. If you like sausage, think of this as a Sausage Jambalaya with chicken and I found a great low fat chicken sausage. This chicken and sausage jambalaya answers your cooking needs for an easy chicken dinner.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya from Crock Pot chapter of KITCHEN 101 cookbook

Give our favorite healthy Cajun one-pot meal recipe a try.  Just prep the ingredients and plug in the cooker.

Makes 8 (1 1/2 cup) servings

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks
1/2 pound reduced-fat sausage, sliced                                                                                      KITCHEN 101 in chicken sausage jambalaya
1 cup chopped celery
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 cups fat-free chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups instant brown rice
1/2 chopped green onions

1. In 3 1/2-6-quart slow cooker, insert plastic liner if desired and place chicken and sausage in pot. Add remaining ingredients except brown rice and green onions.
2. Cook on LOW 2 1/2 hours. Turn to HIGH and stir in rice and green onions. Cover and cook 30 minutes more or until the rice is tender and liquid absorbed.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 13% Fat 3g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 46mg Sodium 652mg Carbohydrates 28g Dietary Fiber 3g Total Sugars 6g Protein 19g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat

Terrific Tip: Use low-sodium chicken broth to make it a diabetic friendly recipe and look for a healthier version of turkey Andouille sausage. Tired of wasting tomato paste, buy it in a tube and squeeze out desired amount!

Louisiana chicken sausage jambalaya recipe with Pull Apart Bread for great chicken dinner

Whip up my scrumptious Pull Apart Bread to go with your meal!

My Healthy Louisiana Chicken Sausage Jambalaya Recipe Uses Leftover Chicken

This Chicken Sausage Jambalaya recipe turns leftovers into the next night chicken dinner! Use leftover cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken for an even simpler version.  This Cajun jambalaya is also diabetic friendly if you use no-salt chicken broth. Therefore, you feel good about feeding your guests a delicious healthy meal. You get all the Louisiana flavor without the effort.  I have tons of easy, healthy Cajun and southern recipes in my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook

Another Easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe and Makes Great Last Minute Chicken Dinner

Chicken and Sausage Jiffy Jambalaya from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle At Any Age

Use leftover cooked chicken and magically turn into another easy southern favorite. Make lots of rice to serve with the Louisiana Chicken Sausage jambalaya.  If you want to feed more people, just double the recipe.

Makes 2 servings                                                                                                                                    chicken sausage jamabalaya in women's healthy cookbook cooking for two

4 ounces reduced-fat smoked sausage, diced
1/2 pound cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in strips or chunks
1 1/4 cups salsa
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 cup chopped green onions

1. In large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until done and drain any excess grease. Add chicken, salsa, and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and add green onions, cooking 5 minutes longer. Serve over rice.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 327 Calories from fat 20% Fat 7g Saturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 116mg Sodium 1152mg Carbohydrate 18g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 8g Protein 42g Dietary Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 5 lean meat

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With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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