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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mandooley's picture
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Just made this and it is absolutely scrummy! Halved the ingredients as making for two and although I didn't have cajun seasoning just added some oregano, salt, pepper, hot chilli power and paprika. Also added some celery (as suggested by others) which added a nice crunch. Would definitely make again!

shirazzy's picture
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Gorgeous recipe, will now appear often in this household! I used Jerk Seasoning, as didn't realise i'd ran out of Cajun and it was amazing! I added peas and celery to the recipe, and also used about 150ml more of water.

From stage 2 of the recipe i removed the dish from the hob and let it bubble away to itself in a large casserole dish for about an hour and it was perfect! Simple and easy and very, very, tasty!

rich295's picture
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Delicious! add some paprika and a little cayenne pepper for a spice kick

stephthecook's picture

Agree this does need more stock/less rice, and I found the chorizo made it far too salty, so the second time I tried a "surf and turf" version, using rump steak instead of chicken and king prawns instead of chorizo (sealing the steak before removing and doing the onions, then returning it to the pan along with the prawns 5 minutes before the end of cooking) - yum!!

sarahkb7700's picture
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Very tasty and would highly recommend! :)

swanny81's picture
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Fantastic recipe and easy to make

mmmsay's picture
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The first time i cooked this i used a more expensive chorizo whereas the second time i used a cheaper diced one and noticed a big difference. I'd recommend shelling out a couple more quid on good chorizo. Also this recipe...amazing.

thesanzaru's picture
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Absolutley delicious. As has been mentioned the dish does require more stock. I use 650ml insted and it was fine.

adamj1984's picture
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Really delicious. Next time I'd chuck in something green to make it look a bit more interesting.

Christine_Moses's picture
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Very easy to make and tasty. Great for mid week suppers. will definitely make it again.

lucygroen's picture

Instead of cajun spices I used hot smoked paprika powder and a little bit more chorizo. Great succes!

nolensvolens's picture
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Made this tonight and it was a big hit. I used a lot more water than was in the recipe and it took longer to cook.

Will be making this again :-)

sixfootaliw's picture
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I used chopped tomatoes instead of plum (it was all I had in stock!) and I did have to add extra hot water, but all in all it was a very simple dish to prepare. Chorizo is not really my cup of tea, but my husband loved this recipe.

co2011's picture
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Made this for the first time a couple of months ago, and have cooked it regularly since then. So easy and tasty - I love it!

angelstarkate's picture
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Very tasty! I added extra veg and stock as suggested by other reviewers. This has been requested again soon!

sarahzoehills's picture
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Yup agree with more stock and I shoved in a whole lot of chorizo extra. We loved it, will have to make with less seasoning for my one year old tho as it was quite hot!

adrienne317's picture

All the family enjoyed this recipe. I agree that it did indeed need a lot more stock than was suggested by the recipe. I didn't have cajun at the time and used curry powder. Very tasty and simple to make after a hard day at work.

elizka's picture
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it'd delicious, it's easy. it's fast. perfect :} and apparently healthy too :D awesome:)

leppie's picture

I've never heard of a jambalaya without celery!

inocka's picture
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very nice, yummy!

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