Although we didn’t get to the deep south of our American trip late last year we did get to experience a Jambalaya and I have to say it was a very soul filling food. So it was added to the must remake when home again! I would love to try some different variations on this as well. Here is my thermomix Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya. I trust you will enjoy as much as I did.
If you’ve never had a Jambalaya before it’s basically a spicy rice dish, filled with chorizo and all different types of vegetables in a tomato sauce. I had originally thought that it was more like a gumbo and had to cook for hours and hours, but after a little google searching – wowsers! quick, simple, cheap and full of flavour! Ticked all the boxes!
I trust that your family will enjoy it just as much as mine have 😀
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Recipe inspired by BBCgoodfood
Please note the method to this recipe was updated on 1st June 2018
- 600g chicken thighs, cut into thin strips
- 1½ Tbsp ThermoFun Cajun Spice, divided
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 onion, peeled and halved
- 20g TM vegetable stock concentrate
- 200g chorizo, sliced
- 400g can tomatoes, diced
- 250g basmati rice
- 1000g boiling water from kettle
- 10g lime juice
- 1 red capsicum, sliced thinly
- large handful fresh coriander or parsley
- Make ThermoFun Cajun Spice and set aside.
- Combine the chicken with 1 Tbsp Cajun Spice and set aside.
- Wet and squeeze a sheet of baking paper. Line the upper layer of the Varoma tray. Twist the corners of the paper to make a shallow ‘bowl’ shape and place chicken onto the baking paper ‘bowl’. Be sure to keep the side vents exposed so steam can circulate freely.
- Place garlic, onion, ½ Tbsp Cajun spice and stock into TM bowl and chop 3 sec / speed 5. Scrape down.
- Add chorizo and sauté 5 mins / Varoma / speed 1 / Reverse / MC off.
Add tomatoes and heat through 2 mins / Varoma / speed 1 / Reverse. Set aside in a preheated ThermoServer to keep warm.
No need to wash TM bowl.
- Pour boiling water into TM bowl. Weigh rice in simmering basket and rinse under cold tap until water runs clear. Carefully insert basket into TM bowl.
- Place assembled Varoma tray onto TM lid and cook 13 mins / Varoma / speed 1.
- Add capsicum and lime juice to Varoma and cook 5 mins / Varoma / speed 1.
- Once the steaming has completed, add the rice to ThermoServer and combine with tomatoes and chorizo mix. Stir through coriander/parsley (leaving a little aside to garnish).
- Serve rice with chicken and garnish with coriander or parsley.
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