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
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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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arsenalgtg's picture

fantastic, added more chorizo, chicken, stock and spice. Family loved it, even our fussy 2 yr old and 9 yr olds!

zendeling's picture
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Easy, fast and delicious!
Watch out with cajun, it's 70% salt, easily becomes too salty.

jildo1's picture

Made this recipe loads and is always delicious.I mix the ingredients using fish (salmon, prawns etc) but only add them about 10 mins from the end of cooking. You need a lot more stock than is stated and the rice seems to take way over the 25 mins stated (45mins +). Other than that this is the perfect base recipe for experimenting with ingredients etc.

jildo1's picture

Have made this several times and is always delicious. I vary the ingredients to include fish (salmon, prawns etc) although you only need to add them about 10 mins from end. One thing I have found is that the rice takes way over the 25 mins to cook and you do need a lot more liquid than is stated. Other than that this recipe is a perfect base to experiment.

sarash06's picture
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Very nice and filling recipe had to keep adding water as the rice didnt cook as expected next time i'm going to part cook the rice first.

wigchef's picture
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Really easy and tasty. Definitely needs more stock though.

glyn_lockley's picture
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A really good dish full of flavour but it did need more stock, I put closer to 500ml in it.

janethepain's picture

There's a reason that this recipe comes top of the rankings for healthy one pot recipes. It is amazing! I used chopped tomatoes instead of plum which work perfectly well with it and wild rice which tastes absolutely amazing in it. Kept all other ingredient amounts the same. Didn't need to add more water really like others said, just made sure i put the lid on when cooking.

rheiah's picture
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Made this for my boyfriend & we both absolutely loved it. Added more chorizo and some sugar snap peas. And although I had the extra stock ready, I didn't need it. Simmering it with the lid on worked for me!

annie1974's picture
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Very delicious recipe. I cooked a roast chicken the day before and tore all the meat off and used that rather than cooking the chicken breasts. The meat was so tender. Will definitely be making this recipe a lot. Very easy to make.

poppy24's picture

Can anyone tell me if you can use brown rice in this dish?? Thanks

jburton's picture

Mr Bombastic ....... not sure if its too late to leave leave this comment but there is no need to cook the rice first as it will cook at the simmer stage. :o)

mariedavies's picture

Excellent recipe. I do add more stock and tomatoes than it says otherwise the rice doesn't cook very well, but it's a firm family favourite and really tasty!

mlandick's picture
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A great student meal! Made it with quorn pieces and mushrooms a couple of times and its been just as good!

curlytrish's picture
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This was so easy to make although like others it does need more stock than stated. I served it with chilli chips & it was a bit hit with all the family.

claire73walking's picture
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Enjoyed by all the family and easy to make

julesthenorweegie's picture
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I made this yesterday! It was really tasty indeed. I swapped the rice for red lentils, and didn't have any cajun seasoning, so I used hot chilli powder, cumin and tumeric instead. Went down a treat! Going to have the leftovers for lunch today ^ ^

benjaminward's picture

There was a Keith Floyd recipe for a jambalaya I used to use and he talked of the 'holy trinity' of cajun cooking onion, green pepper & celery. I've modified this recipe to include these when I add the red pepper etc and also use 500ml of stock. It comes out perfectly every time

draytondon's picture
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This was a very easy meal to prepare & cook

I added Sweetcorn, Peas,

I Substituted Cajun with Jerk Seasoning, so added Tabasco & Chilli Flakes for heat.

Very nice, but woiuld add prawns and perhaps prepare some saffron rice seperate next time.

vicki1605's picture
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Nice recipe! Lots of flavour. I used more chorizo and added prawns.

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