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 breasts, 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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Coltuck
11th Apr, 2017
Definitely make again but will cook for a bit longer
xxoliviamayxx
7th Apr, 2017
5.05
amazing!!!!! everyone must try it!
Petala
3rd Apr, 2017
5.05
I've signed up to good food just now only to comment on this dish I made an hour ago for the first time- it's amazing. Cook it! I washed the rice before I cooked it as I prefer fluffy rice, I also used tesco easy cook long grain and it took 25mins (on pack it states 15m), I added an extra half a teaspoon of Cajun as I like it hot. I'm not at all confident in the kitchen but this dish was easy and flavourful. Will be making again for sure. Cheers bbcgoodfood.
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Pee
31st Mar, 2017
I have made this dish on many occasions and love it but today decided to try out a veggie version, using Quorn, with brown rice. I followed the recipe but omitted the Quorn "chicken" pieces and chopped Quorn "chorizo" style sausage until the last 15 minutes of cooking. I have to say, despite the fact that I found the taste of the actual "chorizo" pieces themselves rank and picked them out of the finished dish, they may or may not have added some flavour as it was lovely!!
cozzie49
6th Mar, 2017
5.05
This is so addictive! Saw comments saying the rice takes much longer than 20-25mins. I bought the "easy cook" long grain white rice from Sainsburys that's par-boiled in the pack and it cooked PERFECTLY! So delicious and great for my weekly lunches. Even tastes amazing reheated.
Mywayhighway
7th Feb, 2017
5.05
Really easy, and extremely tasty!!
mrussell90
6th Feb, 2017
5.05
Usually when I decide to cook something new it's never great but this dish was amazing & will 100% cook this again ... may add some chilli next time!
bsl.cancellieri...
27th Jan, 2017
5.05
Absolutely loved this dish, even my fussy son loved it. Thankfully I read some of the comments and used Tesco easy to cook rice. It all cooked perfect timing too. love it
sophydix
27th Jan, 2017
5.05
Really nice recipe - I add in a little garlic and some chilli flakes but otherwise use these quantities. Rice takes a little longer than 25 mins but easy to tell when done.
patty77
7th Jan, 2017
5.05
Absolutely love this dish, I have been making it regularly for years now. Husband loves it too I've also made it for family. Goes down well every time. I add some chilli flakes as we like it hot.

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portiag2
4th Nov, 2015
Hi, it looks lovely but is it supposed to be sticky like risotto? In the picture it looks dry but mine turned out quite sticky. Thanks
BGidman
13th Oct, 2015
2.55
Hi is basmati rice OK to use, if so does it need the full 20 minutes as I usually cook basmati for 10 :)
Lewis_S_97
31st Jul, 2015
Will it work well if I substitute the rice with quinoa?
Kayley1994
10th Feb, 2015
Just a quick question, when making rice I usually rinse it before cooking to stop it becoming stodgy, do I need to do this or does it cook fine without rinsing ? Can't wait to cook this tonight
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Shirley Valentine
3rd Mar, 2015
Hi, this is probably too late now as you've already cooked the dish. You don't need to rinse the rice first as I'm guessing the starch needs to release during cooking to thicken the sauce, similar to a risotto. Hope this helps.
Annie88
28th Jan, 2015
I just made this and it burnt !? Why was this ?
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goodfoodteam
3rd Feb, 2015
Hi Annie88, thanks for getting in touch and really sorry to hear that you did not have success with this recipe. From what you've said it sounds like the heat was too high, do make sure it's on a low simmer and not boiling when you cover it and to make sure, check every 10 mins or so until the rice is tender. Hope this helps. 
jacqui1811
18th Oct, 2014
Can this be made in a steamer/rice cooker ?
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KarenP@123
25th May, 2017
2.55
Just trying it now so I'll let you know if not. Seems I've got to add more liquid so far and you got to watch for drying out so stirring is a must every now and then but looks ok so far.
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goodfoodteam
7th Nov, 2014
Hi there thanks for your question, we have never tested this recipe in a steamer or rice cooker, so for best results use a pan as stated in the recipe.

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