Chicken, Chorizo & Prawn Jambalaya

Chicken and rice is always a really satisfying combination - with the addition of a bit of spice, chorizo & prawns it becomes even better!  This has to be one of the best Jambalaya’s I have ever tasted.
Servings: 4 yield(s)
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 225 g chorizo (chopped)
  • 400 g chicken breasts (cut into strips)
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 large onion (peeled & finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (peeled & finely chopped)
  • 2 large red chillies (deseeded & finely chopped)
  • 1 - 2 tsp jerk or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 red peppers (seeds removed & roughly chopped)
  • 300 g easy cook basmati rice
  • 800 ml water
  • 1 pinch saffron strands (soaked in 1 tsp warm water)
  • 250 g large raw king prawns (head and shell removed, deveined)
  • sea salt & pepper (freshly ground)
  • to serve
  • soured cream
  • 3 spring onions (finely chopped)
  1. Heat a large frying pan until hot, add the oil and the chorizo and cook for 30 seconds on each side until golden all over. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes until golden all over. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the butter then add the onion and garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until softened but not browned.
  4. Add the chilli and the spices and fry for 1-2 minutes or until the spices are fragrant. Now add the red pepper and fry until softened, 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the rice and stir well so that it is coated in all the spices. Add the water, saffron and the saffron water. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes or until nearly all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is just cooked.
  6. Add the chicken, chorizo and prawns, cook for 4-5 minutes or until the prawns are cooked through. Season to taste and stir carefully.
  7. Serve on warmed plates, with a good dollop of soured cream and a sprinkling of spring onions - enjoy!
Recipe Notes

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