Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

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(746 ratings)

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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veggieskwosh
25th Apr, 2016
5.05
made this for my partner and his daughter, made a few slight changes to make it my own and it turned out fab !!
NotDanDan
24th Apr, 2016
5.05
Power food!!! Absolutely awesome. I eat this all the time.
sabzlai
24th Apr, 2016
5.05
Easy recipe for the weekend. The boy loved it!
suzlovescake
18th Apr, 2016
5.05
This was delicious and very easy to make. I used brown basmati rice however, which took forever to cook but still turned out well. I squeezed some lime juice over the dish for an extra lift at the end. Will definitely make this again.
Bgavin89
12th Apr, 2016
3.8
I made this recipe for dinner last week and everyone loved it! It's now a regular meal in our household, very tasty and easy to cook. Can also be easily adapted to add extra ingredients or more spice, but I found it just right!
Nicksachef
3rd Apr, 2016
Great dish, so easy to make, next time I'm going to get my sons to make it! Very Tasty ;-))
kayclemwistow
3rd Apr, 2016
5.05
Beautiful dish. Will be making again. So easy to make a d the end result is so tasty.
dwatson27
12th Mar, 2016
5.05
This is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes I have made! Fried the chorizo first so that the flavour transferred to the other ingredients as they cooked. Definitely 5 stars!!!
dwatson27
6th Mar, 2016
5.05
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!!!
indylewis
26th Feb, 2016
5.05
One of my favourite recipes. I usually add some extra chilli to make it hotter and serve it with some natural yogurt, yummy!

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