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Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Looking for a hearty, keto-friendly dish that warms your soul? Our Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice is the perfect choice! This dish is a savory blend of smoked sausage, tender chicken, and spicy jalapeños, all brought together by a creamy, cheesy sauce. It’s an ideal meal for a family dinner, a potluck with friends, or even a meal prep option for busy weekdays. Plus, it’s loaded with flavor and low on carbs, making it a guilt-free indulgence.

Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice

A delicious and keto-friendly twist on a classic jambalaya, perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chicken (rotisserie or cooked and shredded)
  • 2 cups smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1/4 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1.5 cups chicken stock
  • 6 oz frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 oz shredded Parmesan cheese

Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a bit of oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Sauté the onion, jalapeño, and minced garlic until softened.
  3. Add the garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Stir well.
  4. Mix in the tomato paste and cook for a minute.
  5. Pour in 1 cup of chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the cooked chicken and smoked sausage to the pan.
  7. Add more chicken stock if needed to maintain a saucy consistency.
  8. Stir in the cream cheese until fully melted and combined.
  9. Add the frozen cauliflower rice and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes until the rice is tender.
  10. Sprinkle the shredded Parmesan cheese on top and broil on low for a few minutes to crisp up.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Let’s break down the carb content of this delicious jambalaya:

  • Chicken (rotisserie): 0g per cup
  • Smoked sausage: 1-2g per 2 cups (varies by brand)
  • Sweet onion: 4g per 1/4 onion
  • Red jalapeño: 1g per pepper
  • Minced garlic: 1g per teaspoon
  • Chicken stock: 0g per cup
  • Frozen cauliflower rice: 5g per 6 oz
  • Tomato paste: 3g per tablespoon
  • Cream cheese: 1g per ounce
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese: Less than 1g per ounce

Total carbs for the recipe: Approximately 16-18g (varies based on specific brands and quantities used).

Savor the Flavor

Who knew staying on track with your keto diet could be so delicious? This Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice is more than just a meal; it’s a culinary experience. Perfect for those cozy nights in or impressing guests, it’s a dish that brings comfort and satisfaction without compromising your dietary goals. Give this recipe a try, and watch it become a staple in your keto kitchen!

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