Sunday, July 04, 2010

Chicken Jambalya

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 900g/2lb chicken, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 red or green peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 275g/10 oz long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1tsp dried thyme
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes or chilli sauce (optional)
  • 225g/8oz chorizo sausage cut into chunks
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 570ml/1 pint chicken stock
  • 3 spring onions chopped finely

Heat the oil in a large pot over a medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove with a perforated spoon and transfer to a plate.

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion and peppers. Cook for 5 mins or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min. Add the rice and cook for 5 mins stirring constantly.

Add the tomato puree, thyme, oregano, chilli, chorizo, and tomatoes. Season with black pepper. Cook for 2-3 mins.

Return the chicken and any juices to the pot. Stir in the hot stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 25 mins over a low heat, or until the rice is tender. or cook altogether in a slow cooker.

Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with spring onions and leave to stand for 10 mins before serving.

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