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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9th May, 2013
This is a great recipe, very easy but very very tasty, I never used to have any Cajun seasoning but invested in a jar for this dish alone! Make it about once a month now :)
9th May, 2013
extremely tasty dish loved bu all the family! i added slightly more stock though and glad i did so as it needed it
5th May, 2013
This was really easy to make and very tasty. Hit with the whole family - husband said he would be happy to have it everynight!
1st May, 2013
It's is an amazing recipe and I highly recommend! I would add an extra 100ml to the recipe (I used passata instead of canned plum tomatoes and swilled the box out). I also added courgette and mushrooms with the pepper to add to my veg intake and added a bit of creme fraiche to serve with a sprinkling of paprika" It's really delicious and will definitely have again... Husband went back for thirds!!!!
1st May, 2013
This was lovely! I missed out the peppers as I can't eat them, but it still worked great. I love cajun spices as they're mild :)
28th Apr, 2013
Had this last night. Really yum!
19th Apr, 2013
Too salty and could do with more chorizo
15th Apr, 2013
Amazing recipe! Even for complete foodie beginners like me :) Followed the tips given by others re: the volume of stock - whilst simmering the mix can become very dry so I ended up using approx 450ml stock. Will definitely be making again!
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15th Apr, 2013
This is such an easy recipe and really tasty too. I'm in the process of trying to teach my son to cook and this is the one he keeps asking to learn. He can't get enough of it.
15th Apr, 2013
OMG this was absolutely delicious and very easy to do!!!


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