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)

tracyg79's picture

I'm making this for dinner today, can anyone suggest anything to use other then peppers?

manseljs's picture

Great. Really easy and really tasty. Don't need to tamper with the recipe at all, it's got everything!

kelbow's picture

Love this recipe! Made it tonight for 4 people and it went down so well. I used 300g of rice instead of 250 and just added more liquid as I went along because I knew I'd need more. Gorgeous!

trinnyloves2shop's picture

Very tasty indeed, I used 175g of chorizo instead of 75g and I think this made all the difference

steveclatham's picture

Very quick, easy and super tasty!

mandacol76's picture

This was lovely, and my picky kids really enjoyed it too. Was worried it would be too spicy for my 5 year old but there is no heat, just flavour. May add a little more garlic to it, and some fresh chopped chillis to my husband's portion (he likes it hot!) next time.
I found 400 ml stock was needed for 20 mins on a slow simmer with the lid on.
Really easy, tasty midweek dish.

vivipoos's picture

My husband was amazed by this dinner....he couldn't believe I had made it from scratch!! Yum Yum!!

nisha83's picture

This is delicious! Very satisfying and tastes great the next day too!

sgrech's picture

Very tasty and easy to cook. Added some extra spice and a few king prawns!

voteforpedro's picture

Delicious and easy to make. Will definitely be making this again.

jennat1985's picture

so yum, i used boneless chicken thighs and cooked in the slow cooker... def worth doing.

morwennabrady's picture

Used left over chicken from a sunday roast and was a total winner. My two year old loved it too. Have already been asked when we're having it again :)

sarahlspence's picture

I LOVE this recipe... I am a weight watchers follower and this recipe makes my day when I have it, low in points and totally delicious! It is firmly in my favourites. I do usually add a little more chorizo and garlic to it for personal taste but other than that its spot on x

kate295's picture

I have made this dish on numerous occasions since it first appeared in the magazine (back in April I believe?). It never fails! It's so simple, delicious and easy to make, it goes a very long way and keeps really well - great for taking to work the next day for lunch! I sometimes substitute the chicken for turkey as a more budget friendly option, but otherwise I follow this recipe to the letter and it comes out perfectly every time!

jokiernander's picture

Fantastic flavours, will be making again but as said previously needs a lot more stock

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tonymccann90's picture

Simple and tasty dinner. As many have already said, needed to add extra water. I will definitely cook this again.

yennefer27's picture

Used chopped tomatoes instead of plum and gave much less cajun spice than in the recipe (as I don't like my food too spicy).
Turned out great - very easy to make and fail- proof, it's going on my "one-pot favs" list.

jwpclark's picture

My amazing chef friend Binky made this, and using chopped tomatoes instead of plum made it less dry. Also doubling the portion of chorizo made for a yummier meal...

trapieter's picture

This tasted so nice but... The rice didn't cook through properly even tho I added twice as much stock and cooked it for twice the time :( its not the recipe lol it's me I think... Any advice?? Oh I only used half the Cajun spice and that was enough for me and tinned cherry tomatoes rather than plum.


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