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

    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



    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 (636)

NB88's picture

Second time I've had a comment removed...Presumably because I wasn't raving about how great this recipe is??

tedranson's picture

Hint taken. We are all different. Sorry but I like it as do my family and friends I have cooked it for.

NB88's picture

I was expecting something quite amazing from this recipe, bearing in mind the rave reviews, but I found it to be a little bland and like it was missing additional ingredients to offer up more flavour. I did enjoy the finished product but I wouldn't go out of my way to make it again anytime soon.

sarahlrobbo's picture

This tasted SO good! It was very easy to prepare and cook, a great alternative to the usual family dishes.

smurff83's picture

Absolutely love this recipe, so easy to make and incredibly tasty. Like the others I added more Chorizo and I also added mushrooms because I love them.

ccusworth's picture

Love this recipe. Tend to use a couple of Romano peppers, an extra tin of tomatoes, a couple of chopped chillies, and about 110g chorizo. Yum!

ladyl1's picture

This is a really good family meal, all plates clean! Took advice from people on here and added extra chorizo and stock. It's a favourite in our house now.

ellechim's picture

Love this recipe. I always add peas when I pour in the stock. Have used brown rice at times but takes much longer to cook. Also good cold for lunch.

craftybeggar's picture

Made a vege version using Quorn chicken pieces and Quorn pepperoni (couldn't get vege chorizo). Needed a bit more stock as used brown rice. All the family loved it, even fussy OH. would definitely make again.

soph3185's picture

Love this recipe! We have made this so many times and serve with homemade wraps. We also add more peppers and chorizo.

I've just finished eating a huge bowl of it, DElish :)

Scotty P's picture

Very tasty used spicy chorizo to give extra zing and added a little more chicken and chorizo than suggested.

greggo777's picture

Great flavours and easy to make. A bit more stock and this would have been perfect. Will definitely try this again soon.

sausage21's picture

I added some smoked hot paprika and it really gave it a kick . Delish

Danzini's picture

I've cooked this twice now and will definitely be cooking it again. So simple to cook and delicious and tasty. I added more chorizo, more Cajun seasoning and added chilli for a real spicy kick. I used a mixture of long grain and wild rice and at the same time added a tin of cannellini beans which went really well with the dish. This recipe is a keeper! Can't seem to rate but defo 5 STAR! *****

deehoops's picture

As did other posters, I added extra chorizo (120g) and I also added two sticks of very finely diced celery which is traditional for creole jambalaya. And because we like quite a kick to our food I used Schwartz extra hot cajun seasoning. Delish!

ladyskirlie's picture

Yum yum this is fab. Definitely benefits from more chorizo - I put in 100g. My daughter added a bit of soured cream to cool it down but admitted it was very tasty without it. Will try it with added prawns next time. Oh and I used basmati too instead of long grain rice.

els442's picture

Brilliant recipe. Mid-week staple in my house!

hermione123's picture

As a mum of two I am desperate to stop using processed food and start to make meals from scratch and this was a fab meal to start with - simple to make and looked and tasted fab. Thumbs up from all the family

waterfrets's picture

Brilliant mid week supper & will definitely put in my favorites file. l did make a few changes having read others views. l added an extra chicken breast, 100g chorizo & more stock. Perfect!


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