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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lambyhibs
27th Mar, 2013
5.05
Excellent nutritious meal and easy to make. Family loved it
twinset
26th Mar, 2013
5.05
Really tasty - used 500ml water with a Knorr stock pot and consistency was perfect Bit spicy for the missus, will try 1/2 tbsp cajun next time...
luby12
24th Mar, 2013
5.05
Absolutely loved this recipe, healthy, so tasty and very easy to make! I'll try adding some celery and peas next time just because I like a lot of veg, but I wouldn't change anything else. This is definitely a new regular.
panama1
21st Mar, 2013
5.05
Made this tonight absolutely delicious. Added a little extra stock to it though.
jackarama
20th Mar, 2013
5.05
add extra garlic and half tablespoon cajun for extra flavour.would also recommend adding half teaspoon of cayenne for a warm glow.
mckill1985
19th Mar, 2013
5.05
Loved this. So simple yet so delicious. I've only made it once for the fam but I'm gunna make this again soon for me and my boyfriend :-)
bhaktesh
19th Mar, 2013
5.05
Easy and delicious
sarahplus2
15th Mar, 2013
5.05
Loved it - as did one of my fussy eater daughters! She wanted it the following evening too! Added extra liquid as advised but tasty and easy. Will be having it again no doubt!
sarebare
15th Mar, 2013
5.05
Fantastic! Quick, easy and very yummy
carolinejudd
12th Mar, 2013
4.05
Great for filling up hungry children. Easy and quick to prepare

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