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 breasts, 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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5th Nov, 2013
This was very tasty and easy to make. Its a good dish to make in advance and good for a party also. I used more stock and chorizo than recommended. Would make again
2nd Nov, 2013
This looks like a tasty recipe. Since my wife is unable to eat at the moment I cook for one so could I freeze leftovers for another time?
29th Oct, 2013
Second time I've had a comment removed...Presumably because I wasn't raving about how great this recipe is??
13th Jan, 2014
Hint taken. We are all different. Sorry but I like it as do my family and friends I have cooked it for.
29th Oct, 2013
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.
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24th Oct, 2013
This tasted SO good! It was very easy to prepare and cook, a great alternative to the usual family dishes.
16th Oct, 2013
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.
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12th Oct, 2013
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!
11th Oct, 2013
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.
7th Oct, 2013
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.


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