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

    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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13th Jan, 2015
Probably sounds like a daft question but do you boil the rice up first?
16th Jan, 2015
No, you don't. The stock is there for the rice to absorb and take on greater flavour.
Sophie.c_1991's picture
6th Jan, 2015
Fantastic recipe, really easy, really tasty. I will definitely be making this again! I loved the shop brought microwave versions and trying to be a little healthier decided to make it myself, best decision as it is much nicer!
Bo Mulligan
9th Dec, 2014
This is even tastier than you can imagine and super easy. Please leave this one up!
12th Nov, 2014
This is one of our favourite recipes, easy to make and tastes delicious. Can't beat it!
30th Oct, 2014
This is a firm family favourite of ours. It's my go-to recipe when we have a big group of friends for dinner. Everyone is always so impressed and asks for the recipe. Cannot rate this enough!
26th Oct, 2014
Make this every week. A big hit - totally fab
16th Oct, 2014
Really tastey. I always use chicken thighs instead and always add frozen peas for more colour. Really easy recipe.
15th Oct, 2014
I can't remember the last time that I cooked something and didn't second guess the recipe, particularly a rice based one pot dish! I resisted temptation and stuck exactly to the recipe (except I made my own Cajun spice mix as I didn't have any already made). Turned out perfectly. Delicious, easy and quick. Amazing . . .
15th Oct, 2014
I made this for the family last night and it all went - I didn't change a thing but I like the suggestions of adding hot sauce or chili. I didn't need to add any extra stock. After supper my other half offered to make me a cup of tea - that's how good it was!


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