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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6th Mar, 2016
Had this recipe saved for about 2 years but never made it until tonight. Hubby said it was delightful! So simple yet so tasty. Fried chorizo first so everything else was fried in the gorgeous chorizo oil/ seasoning. No need to change a thing!!!
26th Feb, 2016
One of my favourite recipes. I usually add some extra chilli to make it hotter and serve it with some natural yogurt, yummy!
12th Feb, 2016
After trying this recipe it is now a regular meal in our house! Everyone loves it! So many friends and relatives have asked for a copy of this recipe. It's full of flavour and very easy to make. What more could you want?
29th Jan, 2016
LOVED THIS! full of flavour! very impressed.
11th Jan, 2016
Really delicious, needs more stock than it says in the recipe. Yum.
19th Dec, 2015
Having found this recipe, jambalaya is a lot easier to make than i thought! Lovely dish, was a winner with everyone. I served with corn on the cob. Will deffo be a regular weeknight meal from now on!
15th Nov, 2015
Followed this recipe exactly and it turned out delicious!! Will definitely be making this on a regular basis.
4th Nov, 2015
I used 3 chicken breast, two peppers, two cans of tomatoes, 125g of chorizo, 600mls stock, a touch more cajun spice, a spoonful of tomato puree and added peas and sweetcorn towards the end. It was nice but I wouldn't say amazing. Served with sour cream with smoked parika on top and tortilla chips as one comment suggested and they complimented it well. To me it was a little bland. I would make again but I would add more spice and also spicy chorizo.
30th Oct, 2015
I had all the ingredients for this recipe except for the Cajun seasoning. After a little deliberation I went out and bought some. Sooo glad I did. This was delicious!
29th Oct, 2015
It's a bit on the heavy side and not one of the best I've found on this fabulous site. I used rice with pumpkins seeds and nuts and having read various comments added extra stock. Very easy to make - may not do so again given the latest scare about processed meats!


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