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

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 chicken breast, 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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27th Feb, 2013
Tried this recipe and it was amazing. However, there are a couple of things that I will change next time. I will have to leave the stock to cool before adding as boiling water made the rice cook too quickly. The other thing I would do is chop the chorizo a little smaller, but aside from that the recipe was awesome.
26th Feb, 2013
One pot cooking I love it,like a lot of the other comments I used nearly double the liquid and used chicken thighs for more flavour,next tine I will cook the chorizo first to let out its oil then cook the onions in that oil. Great dish will do again and again.
25th Feb, 2013
I am not a great cook. But I thought I would give this a go. So pleased I did, turned out looking exactly like the picture and tasted great. My husband was very complimentary. I used similar quantities of stock to the recipe and with the can of tomatoes this was enough liquid as long as I cooked for 20 minutes only and kept the lid on the pan. Stirring occasionally.
21st Feb, 2013
Fantastic recipe, full of flavour and great to do in one pan. Even my husband loved it, so it was a hit! The only change i made was to substitute plum tomatoes for chopped ones.
20th Feb, 2013
The best way to bring out the flavour of this recipe is to add the chorizo in as the chicken browns because the chicken takes in the chorizo flavour. I've started putting a lot more cayenne pepper into mine to give it a real kick. A nice extra is to grate some cheese on, and in particular we've been using mexicana cheese. Only recommend this if you want lots of spice!
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18th Feb, 2013
Made this a couple of times now. Reduced the amount of Cajun spice as amount in recipe too much for our taste. Had to keep an eye on it as stuck to the bottom of the pan.
17th Feb, 2013
Added a pinch of cayenne pepper Georgous
15th Feb, 2013
Beautiful recipe, for ease I use frozen mixed peppers which have proven very popular in our house! Even my daughter eats this and she really isn't a fan of anything "spicy" which shows what a lovely flavour it has.
14th Feb, 2013
5 starts from me but i can't seem to add my rating! This was a great and easy recipe to follow. I made 1.5 times the recipe to feed two adults and three children (with great appetites!) but I did double up on the chopped tomatoes. It was very tasty and we all loved it - even one of my children who doesn't like peppers, ate the lot (including the peppers and she knew they were there!). I only added the peppers for the last five mins of cooking time as we all prefer our peppers crunchy! Will definitely become a family favourite!
13th Feb, 2013
We love it! We add a lot of jalapeños and/or chili - its great!


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