Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal445
  • fat10g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 75g chorizo, sliced



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 250g long grain rice
  • 400g can plum tomato
  • 350ml chicken stock


  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.

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Comments (643)

emmaness's picture

Delicious! Works really well with quinoa instead of rice, I just reduced to 200g as quinoa is so filling.

xkcjuicyx's picture

Love, love, love this recipe! So very tasty, healthy and filling, defo a big hit with me!!!

sarau's picture

Absolute winner, love this recipe. Needs at least 150ml more stock.

catirwin's picture

A great straightforward recipe - really easy and a very tasty evening meal! I added a few cooked giant prawns as well. Did need a lot more water than the recipe states though to get the rice to cook. The leftovers were brilliant reheated the next day and served rolled up in a flour tortilla with a bit of grated cheese, made a really tasty lunch.

hufsie's picture

A new favourite in our house - i used turkey instead of chicken, was lovely! Had extra stock at hand thanks to comments above!

vesta11's picture

Really easy to make, fab as quick supper when you get home from work and also goes down a treat with my toddler. I added a bit of celery, more pepper and a bit more chorizo.

sadie82's picture

My boyfriend and I LOVE this meal. It's also great for when friends come over for dinner. You can prep it beforehand, then serve it up in the middle of the table in the pan for everyone to help themselves. It's also great if you swap the chicken for king prawns. Yummo!!

cez1980's picture

i make this alot since i found this,i love it!so easy to make and so filling and healthy.

jeso123's picture

absolutely love this meal!!made it twice already and is so easy to do.really good flavours is definitely a favourite in our house now!!

balck777's picture

Very nice. Was well received by my husband and in laws. I didn't add extra liquid but I found it stuck to the pan a bit too much so next time I'll add a little.

klmedd's picture

This was such a cheap and easy recipe. I also added more stock, about 450 ml. I didnt have any cajun spices so seasoned the chicken with parika. Also i never had any chicken stock so used a week chicken gravy. It tasted great!

klmedd's picture

This was sucj a cheap and easy meals and lasted 2 nights. I also added more stick about 450 ml and pees for more veg.

emmaw26's picture

Really great flavours! Tried to do with brown rice (as pefer wholegrains where possible) but it took forever! Think next time I would cook the rice in the miscrowave and then add to speed it up a little. As some people have suggested I cooked the chicken only briefly before adding to the rest of the ingredients as it was in the sauce so long I didnt want to overcook it. It was lovely and tender and just pulled apart!

cagc2005's picture

Tasty and simple. I find chicken thighs more flavoursome and less likely to dry out than breast, though. I also found it needed more stock - around 500ml.

winnietherat's picture

A very easy to make recipe which is full of flavour. I've made it twice now and each time I thought there was to much water. There isn't it gets fully absorbed.

greenlung's picture

THis was a big hit, but definitely needed more liquid. thanks again.

george79's picture

just awesome!! for a long time i've wanted to prepare this meal and it was delicious. keep 'em coming :)

skeldie's picture

Gorgeous!! I used paprika instead of Cajun seasoning and it went down a treat. Definitely a favourite in our house.

Oh and I needed to add a lot more water than described.

jessiquaquaqua's picture

Just delicious!! Used a little extra of everything and now have a perfect dinner sorted for another night this week too. Burnt it a tiny bit but it actually is so much nicer with a couple of crunchy, smokey bits!


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