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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Comments (642)

angrybarry's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

athursfield's picture

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

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

boodoodoo's picture

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.

jillianmcgill6's picture

One of my favourite mid week recipes- healthy, tasty, and easy to make. Well deserving of its rating.

fayemk86's picture

Really delicious, I had cold for dinners at work, made 6 portions. Boyfriend also loved it :-) another fabulous recipe!

walkend123's picture

Tried this for the first time tonight - delicious! I put it in the oven
as don't have a pan with a lid for the hob and it worked perfectly. I did use more stock than stated and not as much rice and had three good sized portions from the recipe. This will be a definite favourite from now on.

cdennison's picture

Excellent - Really easy midweek tea, enjoyed by husband and 8 and 6 year old, i increase recipe by half as much again so we have leftovers cold for packed lunch next day!

muthahuffa's picture

easy yet tasty

conker01's picture

really good very tasty family loved it
needed more stock but otherwise great

lisad43dq1's picture

Lovely recipe, quick and easy for a mid week meal. Definitely agree with other comments about needing more stock. I use less rice as I only make it for the two of us and still need to put more stock in than the recipe says.

aletissier's picture

Very easy and very tasty!

amye_123's picture

Lovely,cooked for a girly night in-def add more stock as suggested tho.


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