Preparation time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
2 1/2 oz turkey sausage, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 med celery stalk, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 med garlic cloves, minced
2 med chicken breasts, cooked, skinless, cubed (about 2 cups)
28 oz canned tomatoes, whole, plum, peeled with juice (I used diced with garlic and peppers)
2 cups fat-free chicken broth
1 cup uncooked white rice, long grain (I used brown rice)
Coat a large nonstick saucepan with cooking spray. Over high heat saute sausage until crispy on edges. Add onion, celery and green pepper; saute until tender.
Reduce heat and stir in cayenne, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic, saute until garlic is fragrant.
Stir in chicken, tomatoes, broth and rice. Bring to a simmer, cover and let cook until rice is tender, about 20 mins. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.