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Chicken And Chorizo Jambalaya 

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A hearty and flavourful dish, chicken and chorizo jambalaya is a family favourite. And you can serve with salads for summer or baked beans for cold days

This dish is perfect for feeding a family and can be made in around 30 minutes. It is also very versatile as you can make it with shrimp or ham instead of chorizo. You can also add quinoa or beans to the recipe if you want to make it more filling or to stretch it to feed more people.

The ingredients are simple and we cheat with this recipe to make things quicker, easier and to get dinner on the table quicker.

It’s one of my favourite chicken breast and chorizo recipes this one! Simple, fast and yummy!

chicken and chorizo jambalaya served with cheesy nachos and coleslaw

Ingredients For Chicken And Chorizo Jambalaya 

We use microwave rice for our jambalaya to speed things up but still get a GREAT tasting dinner on the table!

  • 1 tbsp olive oil – you can use sunflower oil if you prefer
  • 1 onion – finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • 2 yellow pepper – diced
  • 600g chicken breast – diced into small bitesized pieces (so it cooks quicker)
  • 400g chopped tomatoes – from a can
  • Salt and black pepper – to season
  • 2 sachets of Tilda microwave rice – you can use the plain white rice or choose a flavour like firecracker to add more spice!

Equipment Needed To Cook Up Our Chicken And Chorizo Rice One Pot

  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Skillet pan with a lid or large saucepan with lid
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Cooking spoon
  • Microwave

How To Make Chicken And Chorizo Jambalaya

You’re going to love how easy our chicken jambalaya recipe is to cook up and just how good it tastes to eat!

chicken and chorizo jambalaya served with cheesy nachos and coleslaw

Step One – fry the onions and brown the chicken

  • Add the olive oil to the pan and tip in the onions and garlic. Fry over a low heat for around 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Tip in the chicken and fry with the onions until the chicken pieces all turn white.

Step Two – add some Cajun spice and the vegetables

  • Sprinkle in the Cajun seasoning, then add a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Add the peppers and fry for a couple of minutes with the chicken and onions.
  • Then tip in the canned tomatoes, give everything a stir together. Then put the lid on and cook over a medium heat for around 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through properly.

Step Three – add the rice to complete the chorizo and chicken jambalaya

  • Cook the microwave rice as per the packet instructions – then tip into the chicken and chorizo and give everything a good mix together to coat the chicken in the spicy tomato sauce.

Step Four – serve the chicken chorizo jambalaya straight away

  • Dish up the chicken and chorizo jambalaya straight away alongside your favourite side dishes.

Cooks Note! Do not reheat this meal as the rice has already been reheated once in the preparation of the chicken jambalaya

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What To Serve With Chicken And Chorizo Jambalaya 

Our tasty chicken chorizo jambalaya recipe is delicious served with lots of different style side dishes – try any of the following…

  • Cheesy nachos
  • Garlic bread slices

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Jambalaya Chicken And Chorizo Variations

This yummy chicken chorizo rice recipe is totally delicious, but feel free to make changes, add things in, take things out, it’s your dinner after all, eat it your way!

  • Add more spice – love a kick of heat from chillies? Then add some more – try a freshly chopped chilli scattered over the chorizo and chicken jambalaya just before serving, or top with candied jalapeño from a jar.
  • Need to feed more people? Add another sachet of rice, another can of tomatoes and some extra veggies like black beans or courgettes.
  • Like things cheesy? Scatter chicken and chorizo one pot with cheese and melt under the grill just before serving.

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Yield: Serves 4

Chicken And Chorizo Jambalaya

chicken and chorizo jambalaya served with cheesy nachos and coleslaw

Super tasty chicken and chorizo jambalaya recipe that's quick enough for weeknight family dinner.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 2 yellow peppers - diced
  • 600g chicken breast - diced
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 500g cooked rice - we use microwave rice sachets

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to the pan and tip in the onions and garlic. Fry over a low heat for around 5 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Tip in the chicken and fry with the onions until the chicken pieces all turn white.
  3. Sprinkle in the Cajun seasoning, then add a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  4. Add the peppers and fry for a couple of minutes with the chicken and onions.
  5. Then tip in the canned tomatoes, give everything a stir together. Then put the lid on and cook over a medium heat for around 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through properly.
  6. Cook the microwave rice as per the packet instructions – then tip into the chicken and chorizo and give everything a good mix together to coat the chicken in the spicy tomato sauce.
  7. Dish up the chicken and chorizo jambalaya straight away alongside your favourite side dishes.

Notes

Cooks Note! Do not reheat this meal as the rice has already been reheated once in the preparation of the chicken jambalaya

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 693mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 53g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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