Ingredients
  • 2   cups 
    thinly sliced celery
  • 2   cups 
    chopped onion
  • 1  14 1/2 ounce can 
    no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1  14  ounce can 
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 6  ounce can (1/3 cup) 
    no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1   recipe 
    Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning (below) or 1 1/2 teaspoons purchased salt-free Cajun seasoning
  • 2   cloves 
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1   pound 
    skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    quick-cooking brown rice
  • 3/4  cup 
    chopped green, red, and/or yellow sweet pepper
  • 8   ounces 
    cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp*
  • 2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh parsley
  •  
    Celery leaves (optional)
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground white pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    garlic powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    onion powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    paprika
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 1/8 - 1/4  teaspoon 
    cayenne pepper

Directions
1.
In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, stir together celery, onion, undrained tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning, garlic, and salt. Stir in chicken.
2.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/4 to 2 -/4 hours.
3.
If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in uncooked rice and sweet pepper. Cover and cook about 30 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in shrimp and parsley. If desired, garnish individual servings with celery leaves. Makes 8 (1-1/2-cup) servings.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
1.
In a small bowl stir together white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Tip
  • *Test Kitchen Tip: If desired, leave the tails on the shrimp.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 211, Fat, total (g) 2, chol. (mg) 88, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 26, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 23, sodium (mg) 415, Vegetables () 1.5, Starch () 1, Lean Meat () 2.5, Carb Choice () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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