Chicken Jambalaya

I'm always on the lookout for new recipes and have noticed Chicken Jambalaya pop up quite frequently.  The ingredients usually consist of meat, rice and veggies all of which are filling and nutritious.  It's also the type of dish which is open to variations and budget friendly.  I knew I would be making one soon after spotting a good little recipe on Netmums

One pot dish which the whole family enjoys and another which has made it into my recipe folder as a definite keeper.

Chicken Jambalaya.

400g can whole tomatoes
2 tablespoons oil for frying
900g chicken thighs, diced
1 brown onion, finely diced
2 red capsicums, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely diced
1¼ cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
225g chorizo sausage, chopped
Black pepper for seasoning
2½ cups chicken stock

Pour the can of tomatoes into a small bowl.  Break up with your hands and set aside.

Heat oil in a large pan and cook the chicken until lightly browned.  Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Return the pan and juices to the heat adding the onion and capsicums.  Cook until softened, approximately five minutes.  Add the garlic and cook a further minute.

Add the rice and cook for five minutes whilst continuously stirring.

Add the bowl of crushed tomatoes, thyme, oregano, chilli flakes, tomato paste, chorizo sausage and black pepper cooking for a further three minutes.

In the meantime place the chicken stock into a microwave container and heat.

Return the chicken to the pan and then the heated stock mixing everything together well.

Ready for that rice to absorb all the liquid.

Bring to the boil, cover and simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes or until rice is tender.  I gave it a stir halfway through.

This is a whole meal in one which can be served on it's own.  I also think either bread for mopping up or homemade roti would be good accompaniments.


  1. That looks good Kylie. Chicken thighs are on special at Woolies so I bought some today.

    1. Thighs work so well in recipes like these. Very tender.

  2. Another delicious meal! You have so many; thanks for sharing.


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