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Chicken & chorizo jambalaya in a shallow cast iron dish with wooden spoon

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

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(1167 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 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan with a lid and brown 2 chopped chicken breasts for 5-8 mins until golden.

  2. Remove and set aside. Tip in the 1 diced onion and cook for 3-4 mins until soft.

  3. Add 1 thinly sliced red pepper, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 75g sliced chorizo and 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning, and cook for 5 mins more.

  4. Stir the chicken back in with 250g long grain rice, add the 400g can of tomatoes and 350ml chicken stock. Cover and simmer for 20-25 mins until the rice is tender.
     

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conker01
8th Feb, 2012
5.05
really good very tasty family loved it needed more stock but otherwise great
lisad43dq1
5th Feb, 2012
5.05
Lovely recipe, quick and easy for a mid week meal. Definitely agree with other comments about needing more stock. I use less rice as I only make it for the two of us and still need to put more stock in than the recipe says.
aletissier
3rd Feb, 2012
5.05
Very easy and very tasty!
amye_123
2nd Feb, 2012
4.05
Lovely,cooked for a girly night in-def add more stock as suggested tho.
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lizag83
2nd Feb, 2012
5.05
Delicious although I took the advice of others and added more water and chicken stock. I also doubled the amount of garlic,added yellow and red peppers, mushrooms, a large pinch of dried chilli flakes and a handful of frozen peas to give it another colour as the spices turned everything red! Next time I wouldn't cook the chicken for as long as it was a tad dry maybe put it back in 10minutes before it was ready or cut bigger chunks!
watchstrap
2nd Feb, 2012
4.05
A very nice family meal. We all enjoyed it. I think the number of chicken breast depends on if you buy skinny supermarket ones or plump ones from the butchers; I used two big, fat ones. We felt it would be even better with an additional veg, maybe peas, sweetcorn or green beans.
klmitchell1
30th Jan, 2012
5.05
Was very yummy! Will be making this again for sure.
elliepops
29th Jan, 2012
5.05
Delicious meal, which was a hit with my husband and friends. After reading the reviews, I used 3 chicken breasts, and added some orange pepper and green beans. It definitely needed a lot more water, probably double the quantity in the recipe. We served it with garlic bread, and there was nothing left at the end, although everyone had eaten enough. Great recipe, and my husband is already asking me to make it again (although it would be too spicy for our 1 & 2 year-olds).
elliepops
29th Jan, 2012
5.05
Delicious meal, which was a hit with my husband and friends. After reading the reviews, I used 3 chicken breasts, and added some orange pepper and green beans. It definitely needed a lot more water, probably double the quantity in the recipe. We served it with garlic bread, and there was nothing left at the end, although everyone had eaten enough. Great recipe, and my husband is already asking me to make it again (although it would be too spicy for our 1 & 2 year-olds).
srhdufe
27th Jan, 2012
This is delicious. I made the mistake of using two full garlic heads, but i have to say it was a happy accident! I used 2 stock cubes with 400ml water. I also added mushrooms and some tomato puree. It took 30mins to cook. It went down well with my parents, who want it again at the weekend!

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