Chicken Jambalaya

This Creole classic is a heart warming dish sure to keep you warm and fill your belly on a cool fall evening. Try adding some seafood like shrimp or mussels.

This dish freezes well so make a double batch for another quick meal.

At 15g of protein and only 4 Weight Watchers points it makes a great family meal that everyone will love.

Chicken Jambalaya Recipe

By kimmy Published: October 1, 2014

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Ready In: 55 mins

Calories: 150 | Fat: 3g | Protein: 15g | Carbs: 15g | Fibre: 2g | WW Points: 4



  1. In a 3-quart pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic. Saute until the onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until the pieces are cooked through and lightly browned, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and their juice, breaking them up with a spoon. Mix in the celery, bell peppers, scallion and tomato paste. Stir in the bay leaf, thyme, pepper flakes, cloves and hot sauce, if using. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the bay leaf. Stir the precooked rice into the chicken mixture and heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot and enjoy!
By |2014-10-01T13:20:46+00:00October 1st, 2014|Dinner, Meat and Chicken, Recipes, WW Friendly|

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Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.