I love love love spicy cozy meals when it gets cold outside. And between my dietary restrictions and wanting to not bulk up on calories I have a hard time finding good food. I found this on a few websites and kept altering it until it tasted so good that even the men in my life find this a tasty tasty treat for a cold winter day! Even though it doesn’t start with a rue (calories and gluten make that not possible) this works so well… it’s easy and I love it! Weight Loss and health…YAY!
Chicken & Turkey Sausage Jambalaya
1 spray cooking spray
1 Turkey Kilbasa – already cooked
1 large onion(s), chopped
2 stalks of chopped celery
1 Jalapeno (if you like spice)
1 small chopped green pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp table seasoning salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
2 cloves minced garlic cloves
2 medium skinless chicken breasts
28 oz canned tomatoes, whole, plum, peeled with juice
1 small can V8 juice
2 cups fat-free chicken broth
1 cup uncooked white rice, long-grain
1/4 tsp of hot sauce (to taste, I love to use Franks Louisiana Hot Sauce)
Spray a nonstick sauce pan with the cooking spray. Over high heat cook onion, celery, jalapeno and green pepper; saute until tender.
Then, add Sausage and raw Cubed chicken. Cook until Chicken is mostly cooked through (white all the way through)
Reduce heat and stir in cayenne, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic; saute until garlic is fragrant.
Stir in tomatoes, broth, V8 or other tomato juice and rice. Bring to a simmer, cover and let cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
About 1 1/4 cups per serving. ** If you leave it over night add the V8 or water before heating. The rice sucks up all the juice! This is also great frozen and reheated when needed.
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