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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luby12's picture
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Absolutely loved this recipe, healthy, so tasty and very easy to make! I'll try adding some celery and peas next time just because I like a lot of veg, but I wouldn't change anything else. This is definitely a new regular.

panama1's picture
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Made this tonight absolutely delicious. Added a little extra stock to it though.

jackarama's picture
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add extra garlic and half tablespoon cajun for extra flavour.would also recommend adding half teaspoon of cayenne for a warm glow.

mckill1985's picture
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Loved this. So simple yet so delicious. I've only made it once for the fam but I'm gunna make this again soon for me and my boyfriend :-)

bhaktesh's picture
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Easy and delicious

sarahplus2's picture
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Loved it - as did one of my fussy eater daughters! She wanted it the following evening too! Added extra liquid as advised but tasty and easy. Will be having it again no doubt!

sarebare's picture
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Fantastic! Quick, easy and very yummy

carolinejudd's picture
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Great for filling up hungry children. Easy and quick to prepare

minibear's picture
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Forgot to add that I did add a bit more stock taking it to a total of 500ml but I did add extra ingredients , so think it balanced out.

minibear's picture
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Very tasty. I added celery, peas and prawns, delicious. Will no doubt be a staple. Easy, tasty and relatively healthy: my kind of recipe!

fizzypop87's picture
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A delicious, easy to cook recipe!

bon014's picture
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I have cooked this lots of times and always add prawns near the end of the cooking time and then serve with a wedge of lemon really nice highly recommend it.

nataliemary's picture
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Very simple to make. Nice dish. I added 150ml extra stock, it needed it. I also doubled the garlic and added a good splash of worcestershire sauce. I will double the chorizo next time and add some different colour peppers.

flosstar10's picture
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I've just made this for me and the kids....super easy and super tasty. I swapped the rice for cous cous (as rice doesn't agree with me) and just let it simmer for 10 minutes. Also as I didnt have cajun seasoning used half tbsp paprika and half tbsp steak seasoning. BRILLIANT!

dgodber's picture
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One of the nicest suppers I have ever cooked! Full of flavour and absolutely delicious!!!!!

helenfh's picture
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I first did this recipe whilst away at new year and have since made it every couple of weeks since. It is fabulously tasty! As others have said, the only thing was that each time I have added a lot more stuck. Both myself and my other half love this dish, any fan of rice dishes will like it.

chickenofpie's picture
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Delicious but did need alot more liquid than stated and about another 10 mins cooking time as I used brown rice. Have cooked this twice already and it went down very well with husband and 6 year old. Like the idea of it being 'super healthy' but not sure how with the high fat chorizo but very tasty!

tishtoshtess's picture
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Cook this often - its a favourite, and so easy to make. I also add bacon, and some courgette towards the end for a bit of extra crunch. Usually more stock is needed.

mackdaddio's picture
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Tried this recipe and it was amazing. However, there are a couple of things that I will change next time. I will have to leave the stock to cool before adding as boiling water made the rice cook too quickly. The other thing I would do is chop the chorizo a little smaller, but aside from that the recipe was awesome.

adythecook's picture
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One pot cooking I love it,like a lot of the other comments I used nearly double the liquid and used chicken thighs for more flavour,next tine I will cook the chorizo first to let out its oil then cook the onions in that oil.
Great dish will do again and again.

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