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The Best Weight Watchers Jambalaya 

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This is The Best Weight Watchers Jambalaya recipe, ever! With just 6 weight watchers points per serving, you can’t go wrong with this simple soup! Great for aiding in losing weight while filling your belly full of goodness.

Be sure to check out my Weight Watchers Friendly Instant Pot Chicken Breast With Mango Salad for another delicious weight watchers recipe.

weight watchers jambalaya
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When it comes to a hearty and delicious recipe, this is always at the top of my list. Since I’ve found success with Weight Watchers, I give all the credit to recipes like this one. I never feel like I’m missing out on anything and love that I still get to enjoy hearty and delicious meals.

What Is Jambalaya?

Jambalaya is a combination of some sort of meat protein paired with rice and seasonings.

What’s The Difference Between Gumbo And Jambalaya?

Gumbo is typically served over rice while jambalaya has rice actually mixed in. This is the biggest difference between the two.

Cajun Vs Creole Jambalaya

The biggest way to tell the difference between the two without actually tasting them is to look at the color difference. Creole is going to be orange while cajun is going to be browner in color.

Ingredients For This Cajun Jambalaya Recipe

Don’t let the list of ingredients worry you. They’ll all simple and easy to find!

  • Olive oil
  • Chicken breast 
  • Smoked beef sausages
  • Peppers
  • Onion 
  • Celery stalks
  • Jalapeno 
  • Garlic  cloves
  • Chicken broth
  • Flour
  • Tomato paste
  • Dried thyme
  • Salt
  • Rice
  • Bay leaf
  • Parsley
  • Shrimp
  • Cajun seasoning
Ingredients For This Cajun Jambalaya Recipe

How To Cook Easy Cajun Jambalaya

You can Saute the ingredients in your Instant Pot using the Saute function or in a regular large frying pan. 

Step 1: Prepare

Prepare all the ingredients.

Step 2: Heat the oil

Heat the oil in a saucepan or your instant pot, add the chopped chicken breast, fry for 2-3 minutes.

cooking the chicken

Step 3: Saute

Add the sliced sausages. Saute everything together for 5 minutes.

Step 4: Add the celery

Add the chopped celery rings.

Step 5: add the onion and other ingredients

Peel the onion, cut it into cubes, and add it to the saucepan. Mix

Then diced bell pepper and chopped jalapeno. Fry everything together for 6 minutes until the onion is transparent and the pepper is soft.

Add chopped garlic.

adding the veggies to the pot

Step 6: add the flour

Add flour and cook for 1 minute

adding the flour to the soup

step 7: add the broth

Pour in the broth, bring to a boil over the stovetop, or pressure cook for 4 minutes. 

Step 8: add the tomato paste

Add tomato paste, all seasonings, bay leaf, and salt.

adding in the shrimp

Your Weight Watchers Jambalaya is now ready to serve.

The Best Weight Watchers Jambalaya

What To Serve With Jambalaya Soup? 

So what goes with Jambalaya? Here are some top recommendations:

How to store leftover jambalaya

Make sure to let the jambalaya cool down all the way before storing it. Once it’s cooled, all you have to do is add it to a container with a lid and store it in the fridge. It’s as easy as that.

The Best Weight Watchers Jambalaya
Yield: 6 servings

The Best Weight Watchers Jambalaya

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This simple weight watchers recipe is the best and so simple to make!

Ingredients

  • Olive oil 3 tbsp
  • 2 сhicken breast
  • Smoked beef sausages 450 g
  • 3 peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Chicken broth 6 cups
  • Flour – ¼ cups
  • Tomato paste 230 g
  • Dried thyme 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Rice -100 g
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • Parsley – 2 tbsp
  • Shrimp 400 g
  • Cajun seasoning 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Prepare all the ingredients.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan or your instant pot, add the chopped chicken breast, fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the sliced sausages. Saute everything together for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped celery rings.
  5. Peel the onion, cut into cubes, and add to the saucepan. Mix
  6. Then diced bell pepper and chopped jalapeno. Fry everything together for 6 minutes until the onion is transparent and the pepper is soft.
  7. Add chopped garlic.
  8. Add flour and cook for 1 minute
  9. Pour in the broth, bring to a boil over the stove top or pressure cook for 4 minutes. 
  10. Add tomato paste, all seasonings, bay leaf and salt.
  11. Your Weight Watchers Jambalaya is now ready to serve.

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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