Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
445
protein
30g
carbs
64g
fat
10g
saturates
3g
fibre
2g
sugar
7g
salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 75g chorizo, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 250g long grain rice
  • 400g can plum tomatoes
  • 350ml chicken stock

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan with a lid and brown the chicken for 5-8 mins until golden. Remove and set aside. Tip in the onion and cook for 3-4 mins until soft. Then add the pepper, garlic, chorizo and Cajun seasoning, and cook for 5 mins more.
  2. Stir the chicken back in with the rice, add the tomatoes and stock. Cover and simmer for 20-25 mins until the rice is tender.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011

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sophiechicken's picture

i make this alot. sometimes i use prawns instead of chicken. i always add fresh chillies, sweetcorn and a good squeeze of lemon.. sometimes i add a little white wine. love this recipe!!

SJC92's picture

Easy and delicious! I added peas, fresh chillies, and served with lemon.

CharlotteJ1993's picture

Me and my partner cook frequently and really enjoyed this recipe. Was tasty as we love anything chorizo!

scardo's picture
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Shredded the chicken and added peas, lovely!

gemmaeyre's picture

Amazing dish!
This is now a regular in our house. Cheap and tasty meal. Even my fussy step daughters like it.

rosievimes's picture

A very nice dish, the combination of chicken and chorizo is always a winner. Subsituted paella rice for the long grain. A simple weekday meal idea, as little effort is required for great results!

monkeyb0b's picture
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I made this for an evening meal and a few work lunches. I followed the recipe exactly and was very pleased with the results. Very tasty and filling and re-heats well for work meals

gridban's picture

I made this with brown rice but will definitely use white rice next time - with brown it took 45 minutes to cook and the rice was still a bit chewy, otherwise a great recipe. Only just enough for four though but I guess that depends on your appetite!

lauraewarwick's picture

Great recipe. I didn't use tomatoes and added more liquid (added more water to make a less salty stock). I also used half a pack of fajita mix rather than Cajun spices, worked perfectly.

sammiewammie's picture
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this recipe looked and sounded so yummy, i had to try it! im sooo glad i did! its absolutely great and i will be making this alot more often!

helenfh's picture
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I first made this whilst staying in a cottage over New Year and it was the perfect winter treat. I now make it every couple of weeks as we just can't get enough of it. Delicious, with jsut the right amount of spice!

mrshollands's picture
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This is possibly one of most favourite recipes ever!! It is easy to follow, easy to do, delicious and leftovers taste great!! Love it!

vrichardson1's picture
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I loved this, it tasted great. There was loads of it though, I had to use way more stock and it took ages for the rice to soften and needed to be stirred a lot to avoid sticking to the pan. I would do it again with a bit less rice. Also tasted great reheated for lunch the next day.

chefbf's picture
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I make this all the time as me and my boyfriend love it. I do think that it needs more sauce though, when I make this for two I generally halve the meat and keep the rest of the ingredients the same (except measuring out the rice for two people). I always swap the Cajun spices for paprika as well. As there aren't a lot of of vegetables in the recipe I usually use whatever is in the fridge, yesterday it was: mushrooms, peppers, carrots and tomatoes!

henrilewis's picture

Was a top meal, really filling as well as tasty.

clairesut57's picture

Fab recipe. Made it exactly as stated and was a great success.

Shepherd8's picture

This is delicious. My Husband's favourite

DanikaJoanne's picture

I make this all the time! the best Jumbalaya i've ever tasted it is my favourite dish to make! I don't follow the recipe exactly i add whatever amount of each seem right at the time! I always add lots of chorizo though as it makes the dish for me. Would definitely reccomend!

ckandil's picture

Just made this, I agree it's a very tasty and simple meal. One thing I added which I think enhanced the flavour was a very good squeeze of lemon juice. My children don't like spicy food normally but they ate this happily. Will make again soon.

cshobbs's picture
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As suggested I increased the chorizo to 100 - 125g, This was nice and tasty, but I could probably make do with 1 large chicken breast. I replaced the onion with roasted peppers from a jar and I made it gluten free by changing the stock. A big success!

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