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

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 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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3rd Aug, 2012
Really tasty! Not too spicy, and not much effort to make something lovely. Went down really well with the family.
1st Aug, 2012
delicious, cooked this for the whole family and they all really enjoyed it, will defo make it again.
1st Aug, 2012
I loved this recipe! Very easy to make and my family loved it, will definitely be making this again! ( But does require a little more water/stock whilst simmering)
29th Jul, 2012
I absolutely loved this recipe! It was really easy to make although for someone like me it took a long time to chop and prepare all of the ingredients! It was well worth it though. Plenty of flavour!
27th Jul, 2012
As others have said needed a lot more stock but this was absolutely gorgeous and everyone I cooked for loved it too!
23rd Jul, 2012
Awesome! I imagine adding prawns too would be a nice addition.
20th Jul, 2012
Loved this recipe. Delicious and easy to make :)
20th Jul, 2012
This is so simple to make and everyone who has tasted it loves it. I added more garlic and needed more stock. Nom!
20th Jul, 2012
A brilliant meal for entertaining. One pot, tasty food. Did add more stock, some peas and a couple of chopped celery sticks. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
19th Jul, 2012
Fantastic recipe! Very tasty. I needed more stock than stated in the recipe.


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