Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs
  2. 2 cups thinly sliced celery (4 stalks)
  3. 2 cups chopped onion (2 large)
  4. 1 14 1/2 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  5. 1 14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  6. 1/2 6 ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste (1/3 cup)
  7. 1 Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning or 1 1/2 teaspoons salt-free Cajun seasoning
  8. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
  11. 3/4 cup chopped green, red, and/or yellow sweet pepper
  12. 8 ounces fresh or frozen peeled and deveined cooked shrimp*
  13. 2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  14. Celery leaves (optional)
Instructions
  1. 1. Cut chicken into 3/4-inch pieces. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine chicken, celery, onion, undrained tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning, garlic, and salt.
  2. 2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hours.
  3. 3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in uncooked rice and sweet pepper. Cover and cook about 30 minutes more or until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  4. 4. Before serving, thaw shrimp, if frozen. Stir shrimp and parsley into chicken mixture. If desired, garnish each serving with celery leaves.
  5. from the test kitchen
  6. *
  7. If desired, leave the tails on the shrimp.
  8. Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning
  9. Prep 15 mins
  10. Roast 5 mins to 10 mins
  11. Stand 20 mins
  12. ingredients
  13. 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  14. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  15. 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  16. 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  17. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  18. 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  19. directions
  20. 1. In a small bowl stir together onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
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