19 January 2011

What's on your plate? {it's mouth-watering}

J is for JAMBALAYA ... Yummy!

I love this stuff!

Here ya go ...

[Prep Time: 25 Min] [Cook Time: 10 Min] [Ready In: 35 Min] [approx. 8 servings]

You'll need all of this good-ness:
1 lb fully cooked kielbasa or smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Hot cooked rice

You'll do:
In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, saute the sausage, chicken, onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in butter until chicken is browned.

Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Stir in shrimp; cover and simmer for 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.

Serve over rice if desired; or cool, cover and freeze for up to 2 months.
Some notes:
Nutritional Analysis: 1 cup (prepared with turkey sausage and reduced-fat butter; calculated without rice) equals 220 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 675 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

I told ya, it's mouth-watering. :o)