Body and Soul Food – A Healthier Take on Jambalaya 

By Lisa Rhea


Looking for a healthier way to spice up dinner tonight? Try this recipe submitted by The Skinny and the Thick of it community member Kelly Young. Thanks for the submission Kelly!


1 lb. chicken breast/tenders, cut into small cubes)
1 lb. turkey smoked sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 24 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 ½ cups white or brown instant rice
½ lb. frozen cooked shrimp, tails removed

Combine first ten ingredients in a slow cooker and stir together. Cover and cook on low heat for 7 to 8 hours. Add shrimp and rice for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Makes plenty for leftovers.

235 calories a serving; 6.1 g carbs; 13.6 g fat; 20.2 g protein.

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