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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rosievimes's picture

A very nice dish, the combination of chicken and chorizo is always a winner. Subsituted paella rice for the long grain. A simple weekday meal idea, as little effort is required for great results!

monkeyb0b's picture
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I made this for an evening meal and a few work lunches. I followed the recipe exactly and was very pleased with the results. Very tasty and filling and re-heats well for work meals

gridban's picture

I made this with brown rice but will definitely use white rice next time - with brown it took 45 minutes to cook and the rice was still a bit chewy, otherwise a great recipe. Only just enough for four though but I guess that depends on your appetite!

lauraewarwick's picture

Great recipe. I didn't use tomatoes and added more liquid (added more water to make a less salty stock). I also used half a pack of fajita mix rather than Cajun spices, worked perfectly.

sammiewammie's picture
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this recipe looked and sounded so yummy, i had to try it! im sooo glad i did! its absolutely great and i will be making this alot more often!

helenfh's picture
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I first made this whilst staying in a cottage over New Year and it was the perfect winter treat. I now make it every couple of weeks as we just can't get enough of it. Delicious, with jsut the right amount of spice!

mrshollands's picture
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This is possibly one of most favourite recipes ever!! It is easy to follow, easy to do, delicious and leftovers taste great!! Love it!

vrichardson1's picture
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I loved this, it tasted great. There was loads of it though, I had to use way more stock and it took ages for the rice to soften and needed to be stirred a lot to avoid sticking to the pan. I would do it again with a bit less rice. Also tasted great reheated for lunch the next day.

chefbf's picture
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I make this all the time as me and my boyfriend love it. I do think that it needs more sauce though, when I make this for two I generally halve the meat and keep the rest of the ingredients the same (except measuring out the rice for two people). I always swap the Cajun spices for paprika as well. As there aren't a lot of of vegetables in the recipe I usually use whatever is in the fridge, yesterday it was: mushrooms, peppers, carrots and tomatoes!

henrilewis's picture

Was a top meal, really filling as well as tasty.

clairesut57's picture

Fab recipe. Made it exactly as stated and was a great success.

Shepherd8's picture

This is delicious. My Husband's favourite

DanikaJoanne's picture

I make this all the time! the best Jumbalaya i've ever tasted it is my favourite dish to make! I don't follow the recipe exactly i add whatever amount of each seem right at the time! I always add lots of chorizo though as it makes the dish for me. Would definitely reccomend!

ckandil's picture

Just made this, I agree it's a very tasty and simple meal. One thing I added which I think enhanced the flavour was a very good squeeze of lemon juice. My children don't like spicy food normally but they ate this happily. Will make again soon.

cshobbs's picture
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As suggested I increased the chorizo to 100 - 125g, This was nice and tasty, but I could probably make do with 1 large chicken breast. I replaced the onion with roasted peppers from a jar and I made it gluten free by changing the stock. A big success!

sarahjac's picture

Needs sugar! I forgot my mother's maxim regarding cooking with tomatoes; they're very acidic - so add a level tablespoon ful of sugar when using canned tomatoes in a recipe. As I said - I forgot - and consequently the dish was spoiled by the acidity in the toms. I was shy about the cajun seasoning and didn't add enough. Go for the full tablespoon I say. Took others' advice and used 450 ml of stock (instead of the stated 350) and was glad I did, as the consistency of the finished dish was just right. Also added a couple of (large) handfuls of frozen garden peas during the last few minutes of cooking time which worked perfectly (as the veg content of this meal is quite low, and the green colour looks pretty). So, in summary: add sugar when you add your canned toms; use 450 ml stock; chuck in some peas / sweetcorn towards the end of the cooking time. I wouldn't rave over this meal, but that being said I will be making it again with the modifications I've mentioned - because it's easy to cook.

crazy-lady's picture

OMG this recipe is so tasty! I have made it a few times now and it is definately a house favourite. I have adjusted it slightly, I use 700ml of Stock, around 100g of Chorizo, around 1 and a half tablespoons of Cajun Seasoning as we like it extra spicy. I cook it for 20 - 25 mins using Easy Cook Rice.

kiwinicky's picture
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This is super quick, easy and tasty. It is a hit with the whole family even the little kids as it's not too spicy. A great dish when you don't have much time but are hungry as it is quite filling.

wellfan82's picture

I'm certain the last time I tried this recipe it stated only 200 grams of rice. I've tried it again with the stated 250 grams and it leaves the rice with a little bite, had to add more liquid. Still a very delicious dish though, I'll make it again and again.

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