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High Protein Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya

Eating the same bland meals is boring and unsustainable for long term success. That’s why it is really important to keep your nutrition interesting, mix things up and try new recipes.Take your tastebuds on an adventure and try our version of this New Orleans favourite. 

Makes 6 servings

Calories per serve: 434
Protein: 30.5 gms
Carbs: 41.5 gms
Fats: 15.6 gms

INGREDIENTS:

1 teaspoon coconut oil/olive oil or whatever cooking oil you prefer
4 diced skinless chicken fillets
1 thinly sliced chorizo sausage
4 sliced spring onion sticks
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
1 diced capsicum
400g tin of diced tomatoes
500mls chicken stock
1 tsp cayenne pepper (or ½ teaspoon if you don’t like spicy food)
1 tsp smoked paprika
600gms brown rice or 6x125gm brown rice cups

METHOD:

  1. If you are cooking the rice, boil water in a pot and add rice. If you are using microwavable rice, the rice can be left until the end.
  2. Dice chicken breasts and slice chorizo.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and add chicken and chorizo. Stir occasionally on a medium heat for around 5 minutes. 
  4. While the chicken and chorizo are cooking, start chopping the vegetables.
  5. Add the vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes or until the vegetables start to soften. 
  6. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, garlic, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika.
  7. Turn down the heat, put a lid on the sauce and let it simmer for around 10 minutes so the flavours have time to marinate.
  8. Check if the rice is cooked. If it is ready, drain the rice. If you are using microwavable rice, chuck it in the microwave and follow the product instructions, they are usually 90 seconds per rice cup etc.
  9. If your pan is large enough, add the rice to the sauce and mix through. If this is pushing it with the size of your pan, make a bed of rice in each bowl or meal prep container and place the sauce on top.  
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