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

    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



    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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8th Apr, 2013
Delicious, healthy and by filling!
6th Apr, 2013
One of the best and easiest recipes I've made - all the family loved it, especially my fussy daughter. Will make this again for sure.
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4th Apr, 2013
Definitely needs a lot more water. Tastes amazing!
3rd Apr, 2013
This was as easy to cook as it sounded, and tasted delicious too!
1st Apr, 2013
A super easy and tasty meal for any day of the week. Boyfriend loved it!
29th Mar, 2013
I used easy cook rice so it didn't take as long, and I only used one teaspoon of Cajun spice, as we're not too keen on very spicy food, it was gorgeous, will definitely make again!
27th Mar, 2013
Excellent nutritious meal and easy to make. Family loved it
26th Mar, 2013
Really tasty - used 500ml water with a Knorr stock pot and consistency was perfect Bit spicy for the missus, will try 1/2 tbsp cajun next time...
24th Mar, 2013
Absolutely loved this recipe, healthy, so tasty and very easy to make! I'll try adding some celery and peas next time just because I like a lot of veg, but I wouldn't change anything else. This is definitely a new regular.
21st Mar, 2013
Made this tonight absolutely delicious. Added a little extra stock to it though.


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