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 (647)

jpig's picture

As a very novice & veggie cook i cooked this for my other half and the results were outstanding. found it very easy to cook and the smell was terrific , i also added one tablespoon of Psycho Juice chilli sauce but only for the brave xx

becs75's picture

Wow, just finished scoffing this, had 2 bowls! Turned out just how I hoped it would, plus it's really easy, basically a one-pot supper. I have a feeling this will become a regular tea for us.
I did add a bit more chicken, and 400 ml of stock, you could add anything you fancy to this. Delicious.

sophiechicken's picture

i make this alot. sometimes i use prawns instead of chicken. i always add fresh chillies, sweetcorn and a good squeeze of lemon.. sometimes i add a little white wine. love this recipe!!

SJC92's picture

Easy and delicious! I added peas, fresh chillies, and served with lemon.

CharlotteJ1993's picture

Me and my partner cook frequently and really enjoyed this recipe. Was tasty as we love anything chorizo!

scardo's picture

Shredded the chicken and added peas, lovely!

gemmaeyre's picture

Amazing dish!
This is now a regular in our house. Cheap and tasty meal. Even my fussy step daughters like it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!


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