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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Stuhelhall's picture

This is now our family favourite. I add fresh chilli rings and a teaspoon of ground fennel seeds which goes really well with the Chorizo.

spicelover's picture
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Absolutely delicious - I followed the recipe precisely, but, the rice took much longer to cook than expected and I had to add about 100ml more stock to speed things along. Chucked some frozen peas in for the last 5 minutes and would do this again. Anybody who thinks it's bland, maybe you've used mild chorizo, we've made this mistake in other recipes and won't do it again.

Spankypants's picture

Delicious meal !! We loved it :) I had to make my own Cajun seasoning as I didn't have any but still worked and thanks to everyone who posted about needing more stock I used 450 mls and found that just right !

rockygal's picture

This is a great recipe, but I think it requires more than just 350 ml of chicken stock in order for the rice to be thoroughly cooked. I poured in about at least 600 ml, even though I used parboiled rice.

Sticks221's picture
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So simple and yet so tasty! I did add double the suggested volume of Cajun seasoning but the dish was thoroughly enjoyed by all!!

janjan87's picture

Yummy dinner, lovely flavours, doubled the Cajun seasoning and added some smoked paprika. Upped the veg content with some mushrooms, celery, extra pepper, a small chilli and some frozen sweetcorn and peas towards the end for added colour! Used chopped tomatoes instead and whole pack of chorizo, seemed silly to faff with only 75g of it. I cooked the rice separately but that's just personal preference. Would definitely cook this again and maybe try it with prawns next time :o)

carollesley's picture
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Delicious! Doubled recipe so there was plenty left for next day. Reduced amount of rice, but added more stock as rice took longer to cook. Added a little white wine and threw in some cooked prawns that I had in fridge at the end.

stingrayting's picture

Easy and adaptable recipe. I used more chorizo and also added some peas and a fresh red chilli pepper since I prefer it spicier. For the Cajun seasoning, I used the recipe at http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cajun-spice-mix-2/ (omitting the salt since I usually add salt to taste at the end.) As with other similar recipes, I highly recommend using a good quality stock, it makes a big difference!

rachelchamberlain14's picture

So delicious!! Me and my husband absolutely loved it! I added some sweet corn and smoked paprika! Such a gorgeous balance of smoky sweet and comfy!

Yummymummy1711's picture

Really enjoyed this. Was easy to make and very tasty added Parmesan to serve. Will be making this again.

tchadfield's picture
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Myself and my husband loved this. He's taken left overs cold for lunch at work today and says it's tastier cold (was lovely hot so that's great!!) I needed at least half as much stock again and therefore added double Cajun and was just right for us. Will try in slow cooker another time - will be on our meal planner from now on. Very nice and easily adapted I would guess.

gillbaillie's picture
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Absolutely love this dish! We make it regularly and always works out brilliantly. I often tweak it depending what I've got in the fridge, e.g. red onion or white onion, adding peas or prawns etc. Everyone loves it. Spicy, tasty and delicious!

altitude's picture
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I've made this meal twice and on both occasions it's gone down really well with my guests. As others have said I'd suggest adding more chorizo and more stock. It works well with a few tortilla chips on the side. Thoroughly recommended.

missmatch's picture
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I must be missing something! Thought it was bland. There are so many nicer and easier things to make with chicken breast. Won't be making again.

soph3185's picture

My husband and I absolutely love this recipe! We make it at least twice a month and it is amazing every time. I add slightly more stock and 125g of chorizo and 2 peppers and it is always perfect. I'd go as far as to say that it is our favourite meal now and I'm about to cook it now for dinner and can't wait :)

Sezzy88's picture

Absolutely delicious! Made a few tweaks...added corn, used Creole seasoning and it turned out so nice!

zmd1201's picture

This is so nice! We cooked the rice separately and then mixed it in and added a bit of paprika.

sankm28's picture
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This is a great recipe and easy to follow, I used jerk seasoning instead of cajun just because that's all I had in the cupboard. It still fantastic. Get with some lemon at the end to just life it - fantastic cold the next day for a packed lunch!

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
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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.

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