Jambalaya the FitXBrit Way

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I have been craving some filling comfort food. I wanted to make a jambalaya that was 1) health conscious and; 2) not soupy. This is definitely a dish that my heavy meat eaters will LOVE because it is jam packed with all the meats and flavor! You won’t be disappointed!

Jambalaya The FitXBrit Way

What You Need

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon of smoked paprika

6 ounces Andouille chicken sausage, diced

½ onion, diced

All the cayenne pepper you can handle (minimum a pinch but, I am definitely heavy handed)

½ each green, yellow and red bell peppers, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 can diced fire roasted tomatoes the small one (7.5-8 oz)

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon cumin

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 large chicken breast diced

1¼ cup uncooked brown rice

2½ cups chicken stock (low sodium, you can put more depending on how soupy you want it)

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

What You Do

Heat oil in a large pot and and add diced sausage and chicken.  Saute until brown about 5-6 minutes. Add bell peppers, onions, and garlic until tender. Add all seasoning and tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes. Mix in brown rice and let sit 1-2 minutes then add chicken stock and simmer on low. Cover and let cook for 45 minutes or until all of the liquid has been absorbed. Add shrimp and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until shrimp is fully cooked. Add your cilantro on top as a garnish and you’re done.


Let me know how you liked it!  And, as always, what did and didn’t work or may have been unclear. I am definitely not a chef and just want to grow wherever I can.

Thank you guys for trusting me and remember you do not have to deprive yourself to get the body you want or to just be healthy.  You do, however, have to make smart choices.

Progress not perfection.

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