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postheadericon Cajun Chicken Soup

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Cajun Chicken Soup is a delicious and spicy recipe similar to gumbo but without the roux. It takes about (1) hour total time for this hearty soup. Ingredients include: boneless chicken, sausage, okra, bell peppers, celery, onions and rice. It is well-seasoned and all cooked on the stove. This is also a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (4) servings with a (2) cup serving size. Cajun Chicken Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30-35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp canola oil
(12 oz) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut, bite-size
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp unsalted tomato paste
2-1/2 tsp salt-free Cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 (8oz ) bag, frozen chopped onion, celery, bell pepper
(usually found next to frozen chopped onions)

1 (3 oz) andouille sausage link, diced
1 bay leaf
1 (28-ounce) box unsalted chicken stock
1 cup frozen cut okra, thawed
1 cup water
2/3 cup precooked brown basmati rice (such as Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice)
3 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat a medium-size saucepan over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Add chicken to pan and cook 3 minutes, stirring once.

2. Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon; set aside. Add in the tomato paste, Cajun seasoning, crushed red pepper, the onion-celery-bell pepper mix, sausage and bay leaf. Cook 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.

3. Add in chicken stock, okra, and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Return chicken to pan; stir in rice. Reduce heat, and simmer 9 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in the parsley.

Yield: 4 servings.
Serving Size: 2 cups.

Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

NUTRITIONAL iNFORMATION:
Calories: 240, Total Fat: 8.3g, Saturated Fat: 2.1g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 598mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 26g
Original recipe and image from CookingLight. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/louisiana-style-chicken-soup

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