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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Comments (640)

julesthenorweegie's picture
4

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
4

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
5

Nice recipe! Lots of flavour. I used more chorizo and added prawns.

beabold61's picture
5

With a few changes, fry light instead of olive oil and king prawns instead of chorizo and this receipe become a zero syn meal for those of us onthe Slimming World eating plan. My daughter cooked the receipe as it is presented and loved it .Brilliant

cakeanyone's picture
5

Excellent mid week meal. Increased stock to 500ml and used chilli oil.

spgc86's picture
5

Made a lovely change. I forgot to put the cajun spice in, but found it just as nice, and child friendly, and hubby added tabasco sauce for his serving. Big thumbs up. Also found we needed more stock.

carolestevens11's picture
5

Very yummy will be making again!

xhayleybabyx's picture
5

added chili sauce and lea & perrings and was delish!! think next time i'll add prawns...

macskitchen's picture
4

Used about 450ml stock. Thumbs up from my Mother's Day diners.
Will do again, but might throw bit more chicken in

andrewsmike's picture
4

Loved this, just the right amount of "kick" I did find that I needed 1litre of stock though

mishchiefmia's picture
5

forgot to add the stars sorry!

mishchiefmia's picture
5

Love this recipe ans use it over and over, much easier than the last recipe I had. Usually add in a stick of celery too. And use chopped tomatoes rather than plum. Delicious!

henryrhodes92's picture
5

brilliant recipe, portions were a little mean only just served 3 but apart from taht nothing wrong

gingerelder's picture
5

Made this last night and was very impressed, very tasty, shall definitely be making again. I did what others had suggested and added more water and also some celery - I also used chicken thighs instead of breasts and just cooked them longer to make sure they were done.

keiltymary's picture
5

Love this dinner, we used can of Ratatouille instead of the chopped tomatoes to add flavour. lovely dish and really tasty!

tracymharcourt's picture
5

Really delicious!

kkcheales's picture
5

This is an easy great recipe that is so versatile. It's a quick tasty meal at the end of the day or great to wow your friends and family with at a dinner party. I make this a lot, and have added prawns on the odd occasion, which goes down very well. I make my own Cajun spice, only due to the fact that I always have the ingredients for the spice mixture in the store cupboard, and on adventurous days I add a couple of fresh chillies for a great kick.

angrybarry's picture
5

cooked this tonight. fantastic, so tasty. needed to water it down a bit to get the right consistency but worked well. did it with avocado and rocket salad as suggested and complemented each other perfectly

cemiddlebrook's picture
5

This is absolutely delicious! I doubled the recipe to serve 8 people and it worked perfectly. I did need to add more stock like others but this wasn't a problem. My whole family loved it (which is always difficult to achieve)! FABULOUS!!!

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