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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paulacarolan's picture

Absolute love this recipe- it is a firm favourite with my husband. An easy dish to make. I usually substitute the Cajun seasoning for chilli to give it a good kick and then serve with a dollop of creme fraiche- delicious!

bear030303's picture
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I wondered if this recipe would stand up in the slow cooker, and I can say it did, I just chopped the chicken, chorizo and veg into biggish mouth size chunks (I added a orange, red and yellow pepper, a courgette, whole mushrooms, a red onion, and 2 cloves of garlic chopped), then threw in the cajun spice, a small pinch of dried chilli flakes , the rice, tin of chopped tomatoes and 450ml chicken stock. put it on medium/high for about 6-8 hours. it was delish and will definitely be making this a regular when work/home balance is in short supply. If adding peas though I would suggest boiling them separately and adding last minute as they could go a bit mushy if put in the slow cooker for so long.

janet58's picture

I have made this time and time again and it never fails to please. Hubbie is learning to cook now that he is semi-retired and he loves to cook this.

amywalsh1985's picture
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I've already rated this once before but wanted to do it again! I made it again last night and didn't use cajun seasoning as I didn't have any. Instead I used paprika, cayenne pepper, some dried oregano and some fresh parsley at the end. I thought it was much better than using the cajun seasoning.

felawrence's picture
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Great recipe. I added a little more stock, and next time will add more chorizo, but easy to make and looked like the picture!

ferret240's picture

Super easy one pot meal and amazingly tasty. Defo needs more liquid though

debbiebeech's picture
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Lovely recipe - but agree with others that you need another 1/2 pint of stock than the recipe suggests.

I found that the Bart Cajun Spice mix in a tin worked really nicely.

vickiloulou's picture
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An easy healthy recipe that my children ate! I used leftover chicken from the roast dinner and chicken seasoning instead of Cajun seasoning which was less spicy. A good mid week dish.

melanieall's picture
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Very easy to make, very tasty, will definitely be making it again and again.

cassymburns's picture

Delicious, healthy and by filling!

casmac1974's picture

One of the best and easiest recipes I've made - all the family loved it, especially my fussy daughter. Will make this again for sure.

jemgif's picture
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Definitely needs a lot more water. Tastes amazing!

katytruss's picture
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This was as easy to cook as it sounded, and tasted delicious too!

ivelina_klv's picture
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A super easy and tasty meal for any day of the week. Boyfriend loved it!

maisidais's picture
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I used easy cook rice so it didn't take as long, and I only used one teaspoon of Cajun spice, as we're not too keen on very spicy food, it was gorgeous, will definitely make again!

lambyhibs's picture
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Excellent nutritious meal and easy to make. Family loved it

twinset's picture
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Really tasty - used 500ml water with a Knorr stock pot and consistency was perfect
Bit spicy for the missus, will try 1/2 tbsp cajun next time...

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.

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