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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

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 (636)

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.

jillianmcgill6's picture
5

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

fayemk86's picture
5

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
5

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
5

easy yet tasty

conker01's picture
5

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

lisad43dq1's picture
5

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
5

Very easy and very tasty!

amye_123's picture
4

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

lizag83's picture
5

Delicious although I took the advice of others and added more water and chicken stock. I also doubled the amount of garlic,added yellow and red peppers, mushrooms, a large pinch of dried chilli flakes and a handful of frozen peas to give it another colour as the spices turned everything red! Next time I wouldn't cook the chicken for as long as it was a tad dry maybe put it back in 10minutes before it was ready or cut bigger chunks!

watchstrap's picture
4

A very nice family meal. We all enjoyed it. I think the number of chicken breast depends on if you buy skinny supermarket ones or plump ones from the butchers; I used two big, fat ones. We felt it would be even better with an additional veg, maybe peas, sweetcorn or green beans.

klmitchell1's picture
5

Was very yummy! Will be making this again for sure.

elliepops's picture
5

Delicious meal, which was a hit with my husband and friends. After reading the reviews, I used 3 chicken breasts, and added some orange pepper and green beans. It definitely needed a lot more water, probably double the quantity in the recipe.

We served it with garlic bread, and there was nothing left at the end, although everyone had eaten enough. Great recipe, and my husband is already asking me to make it again (although it would be too spicy for our 1 & 2 year-olds).

elliepops's picture
5

Delicious meal, which was a hit with my husband and friends. After reading the reviews, I used 3 chicken breasts, and added some orange pepper and green beans. It definitely needed a lot more water, probably double the quantity in the recipe.

We served it with garlic bread, and there was nothing left at the end, although everyone had eaten enough. Great recipe, and my husband is already asking me to make it again (although it would be too spicy for our 1 & 2 year-olds).

srhdufe's picture

This is delicious. I made the mistake of using two full garlic heads, but i have to say it was a happy accident! I used 2 stock cubes with 400ml water. I also added mushrooms and some tomato puree. It took 30mins to cook. It went down well with my parents, who want it again at the weekend!

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