Chicken and prawn jambalaya recipe

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Tonight, make this quick and easy family meal. Mix rice with chicken, prawns, veg and Cajun seasoning for a super-tasty dinner!

Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This quick family meal is so easy. Mix rice with chicken, prawns, veg and Cajun seasoning for a super-tasty dinner!

Ingredients

  • 225g long grain rice or brown rice
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 300g stir-fry chicken strips or chunks
  • 3 sticks celery, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-2tsp Cajun seasoning, according to taste
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
  • 150g pot of spicy pepperoni and tomato stir-in sauce
  • 200g cooked peeled prawns, defrosted if frozen

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Method

  1. Cook the rice in plenty of boiling water until tender, for about 12 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and sauté the chicken for about 3-4 mins, until browned. Add the celery, onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring, for about 3 mins, until softened.
  3. Add the Cajun seasoning and thyme. Cook gently, stirring occasionally, for a further 5 mins.
  4. Drain the rice thoroughly, then add it to the frying pan with the stir-in sauce, stirring well to combine. Add the prawns and cook for another 2-3 mins, until thoroughly heated, then serve.
  5. Cool any leftovers quickly and keep covered and refrigerated. Use the next day - either thoroughly re-heated, or eaten cold for a packed lunch.
Top Tip for making Chicken and prawn jambalaya

If you can't find Cajun seasoning, use 1tsp of chilli powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper, or add according to taste.

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