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 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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14th Oct, 2016
I have made this dish for my boys and they love it. I used brown rice which seemed to take forever to cook. I am making it now and I have cooked the rice a little before adding it to the mixture to hopefully speed things up.
13th Oct, 2016
I used chicken thighs which I de-boned and skinned, had to cook a little longer with some extra stock to cook the rice through. Very tasty all-in-one meal.
25th Aug, 2016
Very nice dish but for a slightly more chilli heat I add an extra 1/2 to 1 tsp of hot Chilli powder. All said I love this recipe ! XXX
21st Aug, 2016
Really tasty and very easy to make. I used tinned cherry tomatoes and needed 500ml of stock as it dried up before rice had cooked. Mabe I should've had it on the smaller hob to simmer though. Will definitely make again.
18th Aug, 2016
Absolutely love this! Had it in my lunch box the next day with some lettuce and avocado.
22nd Jul, 2016
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29th Jun, 2016
I usually make chorizo and prawns with rice and cherry tomatoes and so this is a variation on that. I had the rice par-boiling while I cooked the chicken and vegetables and so it didn't dry out it. I will add more chorizo next time and some peas as others have done. Quick and very will be a regular at our table!
25th Jun, 2016
This works well with quorn pieces instead of chicken, and omitting the chorizo. With quorn, its possible to do this dinner in a slow cooker. For 2 people add all the following to the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2-3hours. Make sure rice is covered fully by the liquid. 150g quorn pieces 1-2 onion, diced (or use 160g frozen onion) 1-2 red pepper, thinly sliced (or use 160g frozen sliced pepper) 1 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 tbsp Cajun seasoning 125g easy cook long grain / basmati rice (rinse until water runs clear before putting in slow cooker) 400g can plum tomato 100ml chicken or vegetable stock stock
4th Jun, 2016
Added a teaspoon of chilli, peas and beans just to bulk out and add some greenery. Used brown rice. Needs to cook for much longer. A squeeze of lime at the end hits the spot
2nd Jun, 2016
My Daughters and I loved this dish, it's so easy to make and tastes great. I used some Schwartz extra spicy seasoning to give it a bit more of a kick.


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