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

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    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)

sarahkb7700's picture

Very tasty and would highly recommend! :)

swanny81's picture

Fantastic recipe and easy to make

mmmsay's picture

The first time i cooked this i used a more expensive chorizo whereas the second time i used a cheaper diced one and noticed a big difference. I'd recommend shelling out a couple more quid on good chorizo. Also this recipe...amazing.

thesanzaru's picture

Absolutley delicious. As has been mentioned the dish does require more stock. I use 650ml insted and it was fine.

adamj1984's picture

Really delicious. Next time I'd chuck in something green to make it look a bit more interesting.

Christine_Moses's picture

Very easy to make and tasty. Great for mid week suppers. will definitely make it again.

lucygroen's picture

Instead of cajun spices I used hot smoked paprika powder and a little bit more chorizo. Great succes!

nolensvolens's picture

Made this tonight and it was a big hit. I used a lot more water than was in the recipe and it took longer to cook.

Will be making this again :-)

sixfootaliw's picture

I used chopped tomatoes instead of plum (it was all I had in stock!) and I did have to add extra hot water, but all in all it was a very simple dish to prepare. Chorizo is not really my cup of tea, but my husband loved this recipe.

co2011's picture

Made this for the first time a couple of months ago, and have cooked it regularly since then. So easy and tasty - I love it!

angelstarkate's picture

Very tasty! I added extra veg and stock as suggested by other reviewers. This has been requested again soon!

sarahzoehills's picture

Yup agree with more stock and I shoved in a whole lot of chorizo extra. We loved it, will have to make with less seasoning for my one year old tho as it was quite hot!

adrienne317's picture

All the family enjoyed this recipe. I agree that it did indeed need a lot more stock than was suggested by the recipe. I didn't have cajun at the time and used curry powder. Very tasty and simple to make after a hard day at work.

elizka's picture

it'd delicious, it's easy. it's fast. perfect :} and apparently healthy too :D awesome:)

leppie's picture

I've never heard of a jambalaya without celery!

inocka's picture

very nice, yummy!

acolquitt's picture

Big hit with the family

elainecarney's picture

Love this recipe. Used chopped tomatoes and added peas[or french beans] for colour and extra veg. Thighs also work really well as breast can dry out. Keep an eye on liquid, may have to add more.

lmillington's picture

Really enjoyed this (as did hubby) - I'm not mad on chorizo but quite enjoyed it in this dish. Used ready-diced chorizo but next time will def use slices to get a bit more flavour. Used chopped tomatoes as didn't have plum and was fine. Left a lot longer than recommended cooking time though - just kept trying it until the rice was as we like it.

veronicaf's picture

My 11 year old is such a fussy eater and yet even he likes it! Now it's a family favourite and I haven't altered anything.


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