Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Tasty Tuesday- Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Another Heat up Winter recipe from Lena is  Slow Cooker Jambalaya!
I made a few changes to this recipe, I admit. First off, I used cut up cooked chicken from my stash of leftovers instead of the expensive boneless skinless chicken breasts.

I did manage to find andouille sausage in Walmart, but it wouldn't hurt my feelings if I had to substitute another kind. This is a Cajun recipe, and they're famous for making do with what they have.

My chicken broth was homemade, and you don't get much more "reduced sodium" than that. (That's what I do with all those leftover bits like the pointy wing tips, necks no one wants, and the occasional "sale meat" that is a bargain only if you stew it to death. Grin)

Also, here's a little trick to gladden the heart of any cook-- You can make your rice in the slow cooker too! Just use the "converted" rice (I use Uncle Ben's) and it cooks up just fine. (This is why I have two crock pots, and I'm thinking about getting another.) I'll make the jambalaya in the big pot, and the rice in the smaller one. Or, use baked brown rice or quinoa! I love quinoa. It cooks up just like rice, but it's much healthier.

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