Very Meaty Jambalaya

I adapted this recipe from Cooking Light. I used Cauliflower rice instead of grain rice. I also used chicken and sausage and the recipe called for shrimp. I think all three would be GREAT! We loved this dish. It is even better the next day.


• 1  tablespoon  olive oil

• 1  cup  chopped onion

• 1  cup  chopped red bell pepper

• 1  tablespoon  minced garlic

• 1 12 oz package aidells Cajun Style  Andouille  sausage, sliced

• 1  head of cauliflower

• 1 plus teaspoons  paprika

• 1  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

• 2  teaspoons  dried oregano

• 1  teaspoon  dried thyme

• 1  bay leaf

• 2  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

• 2  tablespoons  tomato paste

• 1  teaspoon  hot pepper sauce

• 1  (28-oz-ounce) can no salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

• 1  pound  Springer Mountain Farms chicken cut in cubes

* half pound peeled and deveined shrimp (optional)

• 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley


Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, minced garlic, chicken and sausage; sauté 5 plus minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked. Chop head of cauliflower into smaller pieces and pulse in food processor into “rice”.

Add  the next 6 ingredients (through bay leaf); cook 2 minutes. Add broth, water, tomato paste, hot pepper sauce, and diced tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Add shrimp;(if your going to have shrimp) cook 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley.


About christybutch

Hi! I am Christy Butch. Married to Garrett Butch and the mother of two boys, Collin and Ryan. I am the Co-Founder of Maximum Potential, a company that teaches people how to work with autistic children. I am also a Strength Coach CF-L1 Instructor and Olympic Lift Coach as well as Nutrition Certified. This blog is about the journey to drastically change my families diet to better our immediate and long term health. I am excited to see what lies in store for us, especially my 7 year old who is autistic.We are now following a diet of meat.vegetables.nuts,seeds,little starch and little sugar.
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