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Serves 4

Jambalaya is a easy to make hearty one pot meal, a great winter warmer.

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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 chicken breasts (cut into chunks)
  • 1 smoked sausage (sliced)
  • 3 oz (100g) pre-cooked bacon lardons
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 celery stick (chopped)
  • 1 orange pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic puree
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 8 floz (225ml) chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 5 oz (150g) rice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 spring onions (finely chopped)


    1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium to high heat.
    2. Add the onion, celery, pepper and cook down until they start to soften, then add the chicken chunks and cook for about 5 minutes until well browned.
    3. Add the sausage, bacon, garlic, tomatoes, stock, cayenne, thyme and parsley to the frying pan. Bring to the boil and stir well.
    4. Stir in the rice and add salt and pepper to taste. When the liquid returns to the boil reduce the heat and cover the pan. Simmer for 10 minutes.
    5. Remove the pan from the heat and without removing the lid set aside for 20 minutes to let the rice finish cooking.
    6. Scatter the chopped spring onions on top of the jambalaya just before serving.

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