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!


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8 comments:

bananas. said...

ooh tasy tuesdays...me likey!

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

Jane said...

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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...

http://shop.tonychachere.com/lite-seasoning-8-oz-p-21748.html

Same great taste, 1/3 less sodium!

Keep on shakin',

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

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