Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
445
protein
30g
carbs
64g
fat
10g
saturates
3g
fibre
2g
sugar
7g
salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 75g chorizo, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 250g long grain rice
  • 400g can plum tomatoes
  • 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011

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grange12's picture
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used sliced chorizo and added alot more water. brilliant!

flirtinflight's picture
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A winner, even with the fussy eaters I had to cook for! I would definitely cook this again, it has lots of flavour.

helenthom's picture
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Seriously yummy. Made it with extra spicey cajun seasoning for the grown ups and with no cajun seasoning for the kids. Every plate was empty. A firm family fave already!!!

laura_hughes25's picture
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Delicious! I need more water but probably because I don't have a frying pan with a lid! Ooops. I also made this into 5 portions instead of 4 and froze some for easy lunches.

Next time I think I'll bulk up the veg content with some yellow peppers and mushrooms as well.

katvic's picture
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loved it also added extra water

dutes8080's picture
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Agree with the comments above especially those related to the liquid content. I put 450 ml of chicken stock in and it was perfect, so thanks to those people who suggested that. I threw some peas and used up some mushroom ten minutes before the end of the simmering period which worked well. The whole thing was delicious quick and easy. Will become a firm favourite I am sure!

jollygiantswife's picture
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An absolute winner in my house!! A rare overwhelming thumbs up!! I added more stock and mushrooms too - really tasty and flavoursome!

jollygiantswife's picture
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An absolute winner in my house!! A rare overwhelming thumbs up!! I added more stock and mushrooms too - really tasty and flavoursome!

cjsansom's picture
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Fussy 12-year-old son liked it - not too spicy but enough cajun seasoning to give a good flavour. Like most other reviewers, I needed to add more water. I added two more chicken breasts but only just enough to feed four, even with the extra meat. Maybe we are just big eaters ...

charlottelightfoot's picture
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yummy!

susan_lily's picture
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Loved this- tasty, easy to cook and will now be a regular at our house. Did add extra water, a little extra chorizo and some celery.

claresalter's picture
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I have just had this for dinner and it was lovely!!! i added mushrooms and a sweet pepper instead of the regular pepper, i will definately make this alot!

stephdalby's picture

Does anyone know if you can use chopped tomatoes instead of plum tomatoes?

zoepeart's picture
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simple and easy to make, my boyfriend loved it. i may not cook the chicken for so long at the beginning, as it was a little dry, but i feel this is going to be a regular favourite

lizfisher56's picture
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This was so easy to make and went down a storm. I will add more chorizo next time as we really like it and perhaps a little more water. Great recipe.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Very good. Used 100ml extra water.

kerryyaxley's picture
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Lovely recipe!! Have used smoked sausage instead of chorizo too and even the children love it

josephina86's picture
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Yum yum yum! Yes it does need a bit of extra stock, although I imagine you wouldn't if you had a lid for your frying pan which I don't. Lovely and rich, little bit of warmth, filling and very easy to make. Going on the regular list!

rachk116's picture
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I love this recipe. I agree that it needs a bit more stock than stated (and I add a bit more chorizo and garlic for personal taste)but otherwise it is easy to prepare and cook. It is filling as well as healthy so it is good all round dish.

messyjessie86's picture
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Very tasty and easy to prepare. The cajun spice gives it a real 'sunshine' flavour, but without making it overly spicy. My fiance loved it too, although he insisted on adding tobasco sauce to his portion (Delia's version recommends this). On my quest for a good jambalaya recipe, I saw that some versions recommend adding celery at the beginning stage, so I might try this next time to boost the veg content...But a winner nonetheless:)

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