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
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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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brocon's picture

This was very tasty and easy to make. Its a good dish to make in advance and good for a party also. I used more stock and chorizo than recommended. Would make again

robnhood's picture

This looks like a tasty recipe. Since my wife is unable to eat at the moment I cook for one so could I freeze leftovers for another time?

NB88's picture

Second time I've had a comment removed...Presumably because I wasn't raving about how great this recipe is??

tedranson's picture
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Hint taken. We are all different. Sorry but I like it as do my family and friends I have cooked it for.

NB88's picture

I was expecting something quite amazing from this recipe, bearing in mind the rave reviews, but I found it to be a little bland and like it was missing additional ingredients to offer up more flavour. I did enjoy the finished product but I wouldn't go out of my way to make it again anytime soon.

sarahlrobbo's picture

This tasted SO good! It was very easy to prepare and cook, a great alternative to the usual family dishes.

smurff83's picture

Absolutely love this recipe, so easy to make and incredibly tasty. Like the others I added more Chorizo and I also added mushrooms because I love them.

ccusworth's picture

Love this recipe. Tend to use a couple of Romano peppers, an extra tin of tomatoes, a couple of chopped chillies, and about 110g chorizo. Yum!

ladyl1's picture

This is a really good family meal, all plates clean! Took advice from people on here and added extra chorizo and stock. It's a favourite in our house now.

ellechim's picture

Love this recipe. I always add peas when I pour in the stock. Have used brown rice at times but takes much longer to cook. Also good cold for lunch.

craftybeggar's picture

Made a vege version using Quorn chicken pieces and Quorn pepperoni (couldn't get vege chorizo). Needed a bit more stock as used brown rice. All the family loved it, even fussy OH. would definitely make again.

soph3185's picture

Love this recipe! We have made this so many times and serve with homemade wraps. We also add more peppers and chorizo.

I've just finished eating a huge bowl of it, DElish :)

Scotty P's picture

Very tasty used spicy chorizo to give extra zing and added a little more chicken and chorizo than suggested.

greggo777's picture

Great flavours and easy to make. A bit more stock and this would have been perfect. Will definitely try this again soon.

eileenjb56's picture

Excellent

sausage21's picture

I added some smoked hot paprika and it really gave it a kick . Delish

Danzini's picture

I've cooked this twice now and will definitely be cooking it again. So simple to cook and delicious and tasty. I added more chorizo, more Cajun seasoning and added chilli for a real spicy kick. I used a mixture of long grain and wild rice and at the same time added a tin of cannellini beans which went really well with the dish. This recipe is a keeper! Can't seem to rate but defo 5 STAR! *****

deehoops's picture
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As did other posters, I added extra chorizo (120g) and I also added two sticks of very finely diced celery which is traditional for creole jambalaya. And because we like quite a kick to our food I used Schwartz extra hot cajun seasoning. Delish!

ladyskirlie's picture

Yum yum this is fab. Definitely benefits from more chorizo - I put in 100g. My daughter added a bit of soured cream to cool it down but admitted it was very tasty without it. Will try it with added prawns next time. Oh and I used basmati too instead of long grain rice.

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