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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

    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

    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

    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

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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.

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Comments (631)

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!!!

juliegoldie's picture
5

Easy and delicious - make this regularly now. Have also chopped up in to tiny pieces all the leftover veg in the fridge and it was still excellent.

cazvn1's picture

this has quickly become a household favourite and so easy! I like adding tin tomatoes with chilli already in gives it a good kick!

karenhinks's picture
5

Tried this tonight and it went down very well. I added a good sprinkle of chilli flakes and a teaspoon of Piri Piri seasoning. We like a bit more spice in our house.
Served with some home made crusty bread. Lovely !!

aimskil's picture
5

Yummy! I added extra water as well and also a couple of chillies just to give it a bit of a kick. Will definitely be making again!

pookynana's picture
5

Wonderful recipe, i also needed to add more stock, but i also added king prawns to the recipe and it was delicious! A really warm hearty but healthy dish which is easy and quick to make! Perfect for busy mums like myself! I made a milder version for my children and it went down a treat! The final comment from my babies was "mmm yummy"! You couldn't ask for more than that!!

tootles's picture
5

OMG!!! How gorgeous was this! Loved it and Hubby a fan too!!!!

athursfield's picture
5

I made this recipe as I had seen from the magazine that it was the most popular recipe on the website last year. I can see why! A lovely generous dish with everything you need nutrition-wise. I added a little more stock than stated in the recipe.

boodoodoo's picture
3

Also, forgot to add, portion size is on the small side for 4 adults.

boodoodoo's picture
3

Tastes great, but as has been said needs more stock than stated. Also a non-stick pan is a must, the only one I have with a lid is not non-stick and I had to transfer pretty early on.

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