Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

After a week off, tasty Tuesday is back!! I had a hard time picking my recipe for this week, but ultimately decided on one of my South Beach faves....Chicken Jambalaya. Now if you're a Louisiana native, you'll probably turn your nose up at this healthy alternative, but I think it's pretty darn good and my hubs eats it up. I'm a non seafood eater, so I usually make it with just chicken, but you can use any combination of protein adding pork, sausage, ham or shrimp. And of course you can spice it up a bit by adding more Cajun seasoning or cayenne. Enjoy!

Servings: 4 (1 1/2 cup)
400 Calories, 11 g fat

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 T EVOO, divided
2 bunches scallions, white and green parts, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c whole-grain, quick cooking brown rice
1/8 t Cajun seasoning or cayenne pepper
2 c lower-sodium chicken broth
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
salt and fresh ground pepper

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 T of the oil in a large straight sided skillet over medium-high hear. Add chicken, scallions, bell pepper and garlic; cook stirring often until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in rice and Cajun seasoning. Add broth and tomatoes with juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 30 min. If jambalaya has excess moisture, cook uncovered for 3-5 minutes.

Bon Appetite!

PS Holy Cow! 102 followers today! I guess my giveaway bribery worked! Haha. Be on the lookout later this week!!!


bananas. said...

ooh tasy tuesdays...me likey!

gimme some of that chicken jambalaya...sounds delish!

Jane said...

Just found your blog -- the juice is totally worth the squeeze! I'll be back!

Jules said...

You post the best healthy recipes! I need to get in the kitchen and start cooking some of them. I love jambalaya, so I look forward to trying this one out eventually.

Congrats on 100+ followers!

Mia Schelle said...

sounds yummy! but i think i'm going to miss cooking and trying new recipes. but then i guess i can always cook @ my boyfriend's on the weekends when the cook is off.

ihatemichigan said...

Congrats on all your followers. I can't wait to see you in 8 days

skinnybitching said...

ooo.. now that sounds AMAZING. i am absolutly giving this a try for dinner next week. thanks so much for sharing! i <3 tasty tuesday! haha

Celeste said...

Sounds yummy!

For those of you out there looking for a healthier seasoning alternative without sacrificing any creole/cajun flair, try Tony Chachere's Lite Seasoning...


Same great taste, 1/3 less sodium!

Keep on shakin',

Celeste Chachere
Marketing & Development Coordinator
Tony Chachere's Creole Foods

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