Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chicken & Turkey Sausage Cajun Rice

UGH!!! I am so sick of chicken but yet I am way to frugal to let it go to waste... hum ho what to do?! SPICE IT UP!

Coming upon the month of February always makes me think of Mardis Gras and Cajun food. It's rich, hearty and spicy! Generally, when I have a craving for something I just start putting things together and have no regard for health. Today was different. This recipe gives the same great flavor and is so much healthier for you. It would also be fantastic in a stuffed pepper! mmmmm tomorrow's dinner?!


1 pkg smoked turkey sausage cut into 1" sections
2 shredded boneless skinless chicken breasts (mine were already cooked but you could do cubed chicken too)
2.5 cups chicken stock
1 cup brown rice
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
2 tsp cajun seasoning (I am a huge fan of Penzey)
1 bunch cilantro (optional... I didn't have any on hand)

In a small pot bring chicken stock to a boil. Add in rice and bring to a simmer for 30 minutes. While the rice is simmering add sausage to a skillet and brown. Add in chicken. Once warm, add in the beans and tomatoes. While bringing to a simmer add seasoning. Let simmer on low until rice is cooked through. Add rice to skillet and stir to combine. Add more seasoning if necessary or cilantro at this time. A splash of lime would also be lovely! ENJOY :) 

Makes 6 servings - 285 calories/10 grams fat per serving :) 

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