There are just so many things I want to make and not nearly enough time to make them all. When I came across a version of jambalaya in The New Abs Diet Cookbook I figured it was finally time to check out this recipe and see if I liked jambalaya or not.
aka Son-of-a-Gun Stew
Source: The New Abs Diet Cookbook, p. 212
- 1/2 lb. andouille sausage
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ cubes
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with jalapenos
- 16 oz. package frozen pepper stir-fry
- 8 oz. package Zatarian’s New Orleans Style Jambalaya Rice Mix
- 2 cups water
- 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and cooked
1. Halve the sausage lengthwise then cut into 1/2 inch slices. Place in a 6 quart crock pot along with the chicken, celery, tomatoes and peppers.
2. Add just the packet from the rice mix along with the 2 cups of water and stir. Cook on low for 6 hours.
3. Then add the rice and cook on high for 35 minutes. Stir again and then add in the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes more.
I found this to be pretty good, but really spicy. I couldn’t find the Zatarian’s rice mix, so I opted for another brand and I think that’s what caused the spice issue. Either way, its definitely something I would make again. And if you’re keeping track of the Power foods, there are 2 in this recipe. Each serving is also around 360 calories.