Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    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
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    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

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.

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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
5

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
5

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
3.75

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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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