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Chicken and chorizo jambalaya recipe

Chicken and chorizo jambalaya recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 630 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 300g skinless chicken breasts
  • ⅔ chorizo ring (approx 150g), sliced
  • 2tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeded, cut into 2cm strips and halved
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded, cut into 2cm strips and halved
  • 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g (14 oz) basmati rice
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 400g tomatoes, chopped
  • Tabasco sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
Basmati rice can always be swapped for long-grain

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 20%
  • Saturates

    4g 20%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    2.2g 37%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 89.9g Protein 34.6g Fibre 3.4g


  1. Cut the chicken into 2 cm cubes, sprinkle with the Cajun seasoning and rub into the raw chicken pieces and set aside for 10-15 minutes. (wash your hands).
  2. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole or pan over a moderately high heat, add the chicken and fry for about 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the chicken is lightly browned. Add the chorizo and continue to cook for 2 minutes and the chorizo has rendered some of its oil. Remove the chicken and chorizo from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and celery to the pan and fry for 2 minutes, add the peppers and continue to fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the crushed garlic and the rice, stir well and fry for another minute.
  4. Pour in the stock and stir well. Return the chicken and chorizo to the pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 8 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes and cook for a further 5–10 minutes or until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid and the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, take the casserole to the table and serve.

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