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Simple and Delicious Low-Carb Jambalaya Recipe

Looking for something new on your quest for a healthier, low-carb diet? Try some spicy cajun jambalaya! Jambalaya is traditionally a rice dish, but we have tested and adapted this recipe to substitute riced cauliflower. You have to change the cooking method some from the traditional way, but the results are delicious!

I make some long-grain rice separately too for our family, since not all of us are eating low carb. Everyone is happy and gets their fill of this hearty dish.

We all love cajun and creole food. I’m not sure why since we have always lived in the Northeast, but there’s just nothing like some Louisiana-style cooking!

Here’s how to cook up some yummy jambalaya yourself.

Ingredients:

1 pound andoille sausage, sliced thin. We have tried different varieties and like Johnsonville the most for this recipe.

2 skinless boneless chicken breasts or 3 skinless boneless thighs, cut into small pieces.

2-3 T olive oil

1 can fire-roasted tomatoes

2 diced bell peppers (I use red)

2 stalks of celery diced

1 medium to large onion, diced

4 t. fresh minced garlic

3 cups chicken stock

2 T Cajun seasoning

1/8 t cayenne pepper

2 t dried crushed thyme

3 dried bay leaves

1 package frozen riced cauliflower

cooked rice if serving part with rice

  1. Heat oil in a large stock pot.
  2. Add the sausage and chicken. Cook and stir until the chicken is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Remove the meats to a plate.
  3. Add more olive oil to the pot if needed. Add the onions, peppers, celery, to the pot and cook until the onions soften, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add the can of crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, and spices to the pot. Return the meats to the stock pot. Cover and reduce heat, cook for 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
  5. Cook the frozen cauliflower according to package directions.
  6. Combine the soup with the riced cauliflower and allow the flavors to soak in for five minutes.
  7. Note that you can combine part of the jambalaya with rice if you would like to.
  8. Enjoy!
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Cook Up Something Hearty and Low Carb for Dinner: Saucy Spanish Chicken and Riced Cauliflower

Need a new low-carb dinner option? Try something saucy

Craving some comfort food that fills your tummy with something saucy and spicy but is low carb? Try this Spanish Chicken and Riced Cauliflower dish! I adapted it from our family Spanish Rice recipe, and it’s always a hit. Dinner in one casserole dish, chock full of veggies and protein!

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Alright, here’s the recipe!

Ingredients

One pound ground mild Italian sausage

4 chicken legs and 4 chicken thighs

¼ cup butter

1 small onion, chopped

½ cup red bell pepper, chopped

½ cup green bell or mild Italian pepper

1 t minced garlic

1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

20 ounces of frozen riced cauliflower, cooked according to package directions.

1 ½ t salt

⅛ t pepper

¼ t turmeric

½ t paprika

Directions:

Salt and pepper the chicken pieces.

Melt butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat

Brown the chicken pieces in butter, remove from skillet.

Add the Italian sausage, cook over medium-high, breaking into fine pieces as you go. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes until sausage begins to cook through.. 

Saute the onions and pepper in the same skillet with the sausage until onions are translucent, add garlic and saute another minute. 

Add the crushed tomatoes and spices to the skillet. Turn down the heat to low and cook 5 minutes to blend. 

Combine the steam riced cauliflower and the sausage mixture in a large casserole dish.

Top with the browned chicken pieces.Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika

Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (at least 165 degrees internal temperature)

Enjoy this hearty, carb-friendly dish! Have a beautiful day! 🙂