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No Rice Jambalaya

No Rice Jambalaya


  • 1/2 pounds Turkey Italian sausage (remove from casing), or ground turkey
  • 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast meat cubed
  • 1 medium onions  (diced) and separated into two half portions
  • 1 Green or Red Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 1 stalk of celery (diced)
  • 4 whole cloves of garlic (smashed)
  • 1/2 pound 31 – 40 raw, peeled, and deveined shrimp (Take off the tails)
  • 3/4 tablespoon whole fresh thyme leaves
  • 3/4 tablespoon chopped fresh sweet basil leaves
  • 3/4 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 – 28oz can of whole peeled tomatoes (Squash with your hands)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes


Place a large Dutch oven over a medium fire.  Add to a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.  Add celery and bell pepper.  Let vegetables cook for 1 minute before adding one of the halves of the diced onions.  Add a dash of salt and pepper.  Let this cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add Garlic and cook for 1 minute. Then stir in thyme, basil, tomatoes and chicken stock.  After mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and salt and pepper to taste.  Cover and simmer for about 6 minutes. Stir every 3 minutes.

In a skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.  Then add cubed chicken to skillet and let chicken brown before turning over.  Once chicken cubes have been turned add the other half of the diced onions. Salt and pepper to taste.  This should finish about the same time the tomato mixture in the Dutch oven is finished, 6 minutes.

Stir chicken mixture and Red Pepper Flakes into tomato mixture.  Cover and let this mixture simmer for another 12 minutes.  Stir every three minutes.

In the same skillet chicken and onions were in, add 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.  Add turkey meat.  Season turkey meat with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Make sure the ground turkey is crumbled while it cooks.  This can be done wit a wooden spoon.  Cook until brown.  Stir the cooked turkey into the tomato, chicken mixture.  Cover and simmer for 2 minutes.

Stir shrimp into tomato, chicken, turkey mixture and let cook for 4 minutes.  Stir occasionally.

The consistency will be somewhat like a stew due to the rice not being added.  The flavors are great and it’s even better the next day.  Have one small serving for lunch or dinner.  A little really satisfies.  Don’t over eat.  It has all the acceptable ingredients from the diet.

November 15, 2011 - Posted by | Diet Recipes, Let's Talk About Food | , , ,

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