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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surfnirvana's picture
20th May, 2016
Delicious & very easy to make. Added peas for a bit of greenery and squeeze of lime. Will make again.
16th May, 2016
I've made this lots of times now and it's always delicious, although I never measure the Cajun seasoning so it can vary in spiciness! I halve the ingredients to make this for two people but still make up the full quantity of stock and usually use around 2/3 of it. As other reviewers have mentioned, it does have a tendency to stick so make sure not to let it dry out too much or sit for too long without being stirred! 5*
25th Apr, 2016
made this for my partner and his daughter, made a few slight changes to make it my own and it turned out fab !!
24th Apr, 2016
Power food!!! Absolutely awesome. I eat this all the time.
24th Apr, 2016
Easy recipe for the weekend. The boy loved it!
18th Apr, 2016
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.
12th Apr, 2016
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!
3rd Apr, 2016
Great dish, so easy to make, next time I'm going to get my sons to make it! Very Tasty ;-))
3rd Apr, 2016
Beautiful dish. Will be making again. So easy to make a d the end result is so tasty.
12th Mar, 2016
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!!!


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