Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya

Cooking Time
'
Nr of servings
4
Difficulty Level
Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya

Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya Recipe

In the mood for a hearty meal of meat, veg, rice and a hint of heat? Well, look no further than our chicken and chorizo jambalaya. This popular dish originates from Louisiana with influences from Spain, France, and West Africa that can easily be recreated in your kitchen at home. Our version includes sizzling chorizo, juicy chicken and garden peas to add a splash of colour to your plate. 


Cooking Time
'
Nr of servings
4
Difficulty Level

Ingredients

3 
tablespoons 
rapeseed oil
1 
medium onion, peeled and diced
1 
red pepper, diced
1 
green pepper, seeded and diced
3 
cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
150 
g 
chorizo sausage, chopped into chunks
450 
g 
skinless, raw diced chicken
2 
sticks celery diced (optional)
1 
red hot chilli pepper, seeded and chopped
250 
g 
easy cook long grain rice
1 
teaspoons 
- 2 teaspoons chilli powder
1 
tablespoon 
turmeric
1 
tablespoon 
Cajun spice mix
500 
ml 
chicken stock or vegetable stock
250 
g 
peas
Birds Eye Garden Peas 375g
Sea salt and black pepper

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion, peppers, garlic, chorizo and chicken pieces before cooking for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chilli pepper, celery (if you want to add some!) and rice, then stir well. Add the chilli powder, turmeric and Cajun spices, mix well; making sure the rice is well coated with the flavours and season heavily with sea salt and black pepper. 
  3. Add the chicken stock or water and bring to a simmer. Once the rice is nearly cooked (after about 20-25 minutes), add the frozen peas and mix well. Then cook for a further 5 minutes or until the rice and chicken are both cooked.
  4. Taste for seasoning and then add sea salt, black pepper and more Cajun spice, if necessary. You can add more stock if it's a little dry.

You can add king prawns for extra protein to this dish or how about finishing with a sprinkling of parsley?

Info per serving

KCal
Fat (g)
Sat.fat (g)
Sugar (g)
Salt (g)
Nutritional Information
631
22.1
5.6
8.7
3.1
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.