Recipe for Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

Jambalaya is an American influenced one-pot rice based dish with meats like chicken, sausage and prawns with added vegetables and various seasoning. Jambalaya is an easy-to-cook, tasty and healthy dish.

A high carbohydrate and protein meal that is perfect food to help you recover after training. It also contains vitamins and minerals from the added vegetables to reduce muscle soreness. There is no excuse not to recover properly after training, even when it’s late as this incredible meal can be thrown together in minutes!

Serves: 2     |     Prep time: 5 mins     |     Cook time: 15-20 mins     |     Difficulty: Easy

Recipe For Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya


1. 2 chicken breasts
2. 60g chorizo
3. 1 red pepper
4. 1 red onion
5. 1/2 cup peas
6. 80g dry basmati rice (or 1 pack microwavable rice)

7. Tsp. coconut/rapeseed oil
8. Tbsp. tomato purée
9. Tbsp. Cajun spice
10. Tsp. paprika
11. 1 red chilli pepper (optional)


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan and add the (diced) chicken & onions. In the meantime, cook the rice as per cooking instructions. Should take approx 10 minutes.
  2. Add the Cajun and paprika spices to the chicken, then add the sliced pepper and chorizo, tomato purée, peas & chilli pepper & continue to cook for another 5 mins.
  3. Season the mix well, then add the rice (boiled or microwavable packs for convenience).
  4. Leave on a low heat for 2-3 mins before serving.

Nutritional information per serving

Calories: 474kcal      |       Protein: 40g       |       Carbohydrate: 51g       |       Fat: 11g

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Frequently Asked Questions

Jambalaya is a dry rice dish.

Jambalaya doesn’t need to be served with anything, but if you wanted something on the side, then extra salad or vegetables would be a perfect accompanyment.

“Nutritional breakdown per serving of Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya:
Calories – 474 kcal
Protein – 40g Carbohydrate – 51g
Fat – 11g”

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