Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 2 chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    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
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    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

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.

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mcilroy20
5th May, 2013
5.05
This was really easy to make and very tasty. Hit with the whole family - husband said he would be happy to have it everynight!
missmambo
1st May, 2013
It's is an amazing recipe and I highly recommend! I would add an extra 100ml to the recipe (I used passata instead of canned plum tomatoes and swilled the box out). I also added courgette and mushrooms with the pepper to add to my veg intake and added a bit of creme fraiche to serve with a sprinkling of paprika" It's really delicious and will definitely have again... Husband went back for thirds!!!!
atrixa
1st May, 2013
5.05
This was lovely! I missed out the peppers as I can't eat them, but it still worked great. I love cajun spices as they're mild :)
sejoyner
28th Apr, 2013
5.05
Had this last night. Really yum!
thechuck
19th Apr, 2013
3.05
Too salty and could do with more chorizo
ejgreen2013
15th Apr, 2013
4.05
Amazing recipe! Even for complete foodie beginners like me :) Followed the tips given by others re: the volume of stock - whilst simmering the mix can become very dry so I ended up using approx 450ml stock. Will definitely be making again!
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barryfloyd
15th Apr, 2013
5.05
This is such an easy recipe and really tasty too. I'm in the process of trying to teach my son to cook and this is the one he keeps asking to learn. He can't get enough of it.
mellowe79
15th Apr, 2013
5.05
OMG this was absolutely delicious and very easy to do!!!
kcushen
14th Apr, 2013
5.05
It was delicious dinner. We didn't have any plum tomatoes so just used tinned ones, and had to mix own cajun seasoning, which as it turned out was pretty simple. Also you just have to keep a good eye on it when the rice has been added, otherwise it'll get stuck and burnt onto the bottom of the pan.
cyclist
13th Apr, 2013
5.05
Didn't have cajun spice so used paprika instead -gave it a nice kick.

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