Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Chicken Jambalya

 Serves 1

Syns per portion: Extra Easy 1 syn


  • 1 chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 Tesco lighter choice cumberland sausages (1 syn), sliced
  • 65g long grain rice
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 100g passata
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  •  Frylight
  1. Add a few spray of frylight to a large pan. Add the chicken and sausages and leave to brown for 5 min.
  2. Add the peppers, onion, cajun seasoning and garlic and brown for 5 more minutes. Stir often but don't worry if it sticks a little as this will help to add flavour to the dish.
  3. Add the passata, stock and rice. Give the ingredients a good stir and scrap of any browned parts from the bottom of the pan. Cover and leave to simmer on a low heat for 20-25 min.
  4. Give the pot a good stir and make sure the water has been absorbed and rice is cooked. Serve.
 I have never had Jambalaya before but I always wanted to try it as I love a good one pot dish. It tasted superb and was so filling, it's really hard to believe this is 'diet' food. I used tesco lighter choice sausages but if you have syn free sausages then it would make this whole meal free.  I was a bit worried about using 'easy cook' rice as most basic recipes I seen just had long grain rice stated as an ingredient, but my dish worked out perfectly and the rice was nice and tender and not soggy. Enjoy.

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