Recipe of the Month – Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

This is a lovely Cajun inspired rice dish with spicy Spanish sausage, peppers and tomatoes.  Ready in under an hour, it makes a great weekday dinner.

Preparation : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 45 minutes

Serves : 4


1 tbsp olive oil

2 chicken breasts, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 red pepper, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

75g chorizo, sliced

1 tbsp cajun seasoning

250g long grain rice

400g can plum tomatoes

350ml chicken stock


Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan with a lid, add the chicken and brown for 5-8 minutes

Remove the chicken and set aside

Tip the diced onion into the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes until soft

Add the red pepper, crushed garlic cloves, the sliced chorizo and the cajun seasoning and cook for a further 5 minutes

Add the chicken back in, then add the rice, tomatoes and chicken stock

Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the rice is tender