This fantastic easy chicken jambalaya is the perfect dish when you’re feeling like a meal that is both full of flavour and incredibly easy to make.
You will only need one pot to cook up this delicious dish making it great for anyone who would rather not deal with a ton of dishes. You will still need a chopping board and knife unless you’re able to buy all the ingredients pre-cut.
As with most pasta and rice dishes there are some amazing sides that go really well with this. For example, I always love having some delicious quick and easy garlic bread. It really just comes down to how much time you have to spare.
This dish will reheat just fine so be sure to keep the leftovers in the fridge. Personally, I would not recommend freezing the leftovers as rice doesn’t seem to freeze very well.
If you want, you can add some seafood such as prawns to this dish. If you wish to do this then be sure to check out the cooking tips that are located just after the recipe for more information.
If you want to see how this easy jambalaya is done, then be sure to check out the video above. It’s short, snappy and will take you through everything you need to know about getting this dish from the cupboard to the table.
Easy Chicken Jambalaya Recipe
- 2 Chicken breasts, chopped
- 100g/3 1/2 oz. (Approx. 1) Chorizo sausage, sliced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tsp. garlic, crushed
- 1 stick celery, diced
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
- 1 Cup long grain rice
- 400g/14 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp. Cajun Spice
- 2 Cups Chicken Stock
- In a fry pan over medium heat, add chorizo. Cook for 5 minutes or until the chorizo is starting to brown.
- Add the onion, garlic, celery, chicken and red bell pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the rice, tomatoes, Cajun spice and the chicken stock.
- Bring to a simmer and lower the heat on the stove to about low-medium with the lid on. Cook for 20-25 minutes until the rice is tender.
- Serve & Enjoy
- If you love seafood, then prawns work extremely well in this dish. It’s important that you don’t add them until the end otherwise they will overcook and become like bullets. They should only need about 5 minutes of cooking.
- Using a heavy based fry pan will help prevent the rice from burning as it will help distribute the heat better. Making sure the heat is relatively low when you’re cooking the rice will also help prevent it from sticking and burning.
- If you have no lid for the pot, then try making a temporary one out of foil. Alternatively, you can use no lid at all but you will need to keep an eye on the fluid level as a lot of it will evaporate and could result in the dish burning.
There are plenty of other fantastic one pot dishes that you should check out. For example, the belly warming chili con carne is a great dish that only needs to be cooked in the single pot. It’s the perfect dish for when you’re craving something that’s hot and spicy.
I hope that you enjoy this delicious easy chicken jambalaya recipe. If you have any feedback that you would like to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.