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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11th Apr, 2013
I have made this time and time again and it never fails to please. Hubbie is learning to cook now that he is semi-retired and he loves to cook this.
11th Apr, 2013
I've already rated this once before but wanted to do it again! I made it again last night and didn't use cajun seasoning as I didn't have any. Instead I used paprika, cayenne pepper, some dried oregano and some fresh parsley at the end. I thought it was much better than using the cajun seasoning.
10th Apr, 2013
Great recipe. I added a little more stock, and next time will add more chorizo, but easy to make and looked like the picture!
9th Apr, 2013
Super easy one pot meal and amazingly tasty. Defo needs more liquid though
9th Apr, 2013
Lovely recipe - but agree with others that you need another 1/2 pint of stock than the recipe suggests. I found that the Bart Cajun Spice mix in a tin worked really nicely.
8th Apr, 2013
An easy healthy recipe that my children ate! I used leftover chicken from the roast dinner and chicken seasoning instead of Cajun seasoning which was less spicy. A good mid week dish.
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8th Apr, 2013
Very easy to make, very tasty, will definitely be making it again and again.
8th Apr, 2013
Delicious, healthy and by filling!
6th Apr, 2013
One of the best and easiest recipes I've made - all the family loved it, especially my fussy daughter. Will make this again for sure.
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4th Apr, 2013
Definitely needs a lot more water. Tastes amazing!


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