Jambalaya fun to say, fun to eat. It's originally a Caribbean Creole rice dish that has made it's way to Louisiana after being seasoned by both Spanish and French influence. It's said that when Spanish colonials tried to make paella without saffron, which was hard to get in America, they ended up creating Jambalaya. The chorizo in this dish brings some Latin attitude to this dish while the red wine and the unique oregano and basil salts in our specially blended Jambalaya Paste bring some French elegance. Our signature Cajun seasoning has been tweaked to perfection rounding off this dish as a true melting pot of flavors from around the world. 

Cook our delicious Jambalaya in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Jambalaya. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Cajun Seasoning pot, a Jambalaya Stock pot and a Garlic Paste pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Jambalaya in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Jambalaya Stock
  • Garlic Paste

Your shopping list:

boneless chicken thighs
small onion
green pepper
celery stick
long grain rice

Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Coat the chicken (and prawns if using) in the Cajun Seasoning. Heat 2 tbsps of oil in lidded, non-stick frying pan over high heat, then add your chicken (and prawns closer to the end) and stir-fry until the meat is golden and very nearly cooked. Then remove from the pan and set aside.

  • 2.

    Add the chorizo to the same pan and fry for 2 mins. Then add the Garlic Paste, onion, green pepper and celery, stirring quickly so all the veggies are coated in the garlic paste. Cook for about 3-4 mins or until they soften. Boil a kettle full of water while the vegetables are cooking.

  • 3.

    Add the rice, 400ml of boiled water and the Jambalaya Stock to the pan. Stir, bring it to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cover with a lid. Let it simmer for 12-15 mins, adding more water after 10 mins if needed.

  • 4.

    Bring the chicken (and prawns) back to the pan, mix well and simmer uncovered for a few more mins before serving in bowls!


Jambalaya Reviews

BASED ON 2347 reviews

Natasha - Sep 25, 2018

Loved the Jambalaya and would definitely cook it again. Very easy to make and great taste.

Rayzo - Sep 25, 2018

Amazing the first time but getting used to it now. Chorizo gives great Flavour and all the spices work amazing together.

Rayzo - Sep 25, 2018

Amazing the first time but getting used to it now. Chorizo gives great Flavour and all the spices work amazing together.

Jackie - Sep 24, 2018

This was the second rice dish we tried (not fussed on the first one) but this was really tasty and it made loads! We kept the leftovers and had them the next day.

Richard - Sep 24, 2018


Fiona - Sep 24, 2018

Another tasty dish. Next time will add a side of broccoli and possibly a cucumber and yogurt mix.

Ross - Sep 23, 2018

Very nice and very filling

Neil - Sep 23, 2018

Not convinced on the stock ratio to rice. Needed to add another 200ml for the rice to cook. Nice flavour though.

Nick - Sep 22, 2018

A little to spicy

Karen - Sep 22, 2018

Loved every mouthful ????

Jane - Sep 22, 2018

Really enjoyed this dish. It was just the right amount of spice. I added spring onions as a garnish (as per the photo) and it worked really well!

Niel - Sep 21, 2018

Says mild bit is spicy and not too salty. Not my fav

Karen - Sep 20, 2018

Nice but not to my taste.....

Emily - Sep 20, 2018


Kim - Sep 20, 2018

Loved it!!

Laura - Sep 20, 2018

This is fantastic! As a cheat I made it with microwaveable rice after a late night of working and it tasted as if it had been cooked in the dish as per the recipe!!!

Siobhan - Sep 20, 2018

Very salty, should have doubled the amount of rice and water as there was a lot of meat, and it would have done about 6 meals, but a good experience overall and easy to cook. Once past the salt it was tasty and fun to cook something different.

Samantha - Sep 19, 2018

One of the best dishes so far. Very flavoursome and increased the quantities without comprising taste

Richard - Sep 19, 2018

Instructions were a bit vague . Where’s the video ?

Samantha - Sep 19, 2018

Loved this one. Really easy to prep took abit longer than 30 mins best so tasty. Brilliant for a work night treat

Debbie - Sep 19, 2018

Not my favourite

Lorraine - Sep 19, 2018

Second time cooked defo a favourite of ours

Sarah - Sep 19, 2018

Love this dish

Debbie - Sep 19, 2018

This dish is a little salty but we loved it very tasty I cooked it with chicken breast very easy to cook it nice that we can have something different that I wouldn’t have thought of cooking thanks simply cook for making our dinners so simple and different looking forward to the next dish

Sarah - Sep 18, 2018

Very nice

Amanda - Sep 18, 2018

Too much of an after taste ????

Rosalyn - Sep 18, 2018

Enjoyable. This, and all the dishes i tried were easy to cook. However they are all to spicey for myself.

bernard - Sep 17, 2018

So tasty! I doubled the ingredients and the pots were still enough flavour! Will order again

Linda - Sep 17, 2018

So easy to follow and full of flavour

Sally - Sep 17, 2018

Another excellent dish. Three portions so one in the freezer!

Chris - Sep 16, 2018

Really nice, would have liked a little more kick.

leaanne - Sep 16, 2018

My fave to cook

Jo - Sep 16, 2018

This was delicious!

Vanessa - Sep 16, 2018

This was our first Simply Cook recipe. The flavour was great and the recipe was really easy to follow. Although it says mildly spicy, if you’re spice sensitive, handle with care.

Jenny - Sep 16, 2018

Easy tasty and not too spicy.

Blandine - Sep 16, 2018

love this dish.

Sarah - Sep 16, 2018

Loved this recipe. Can be cooked in the one pan and the ingredients adjusted for personal taste - I substituted bamboo shoots for the celery - yummy.

Rayzo - Sep 16, 2018

Absolutely delicious!

Gillian - Sep 15, 2018


Vicky - Sep 15, 2018


Jennifer - Sep 15, 2018

Gorgeous! Couldn’t find any chorizo in Tesco’s today, so used Quorn fajita strips instead seemed to work ok!

Donna - Sep 15, 2018

Didn’t add prawns but was very tasty and quite spicy

Wendy - Sep 15, 2018

Absolutely delicious my husband definitely wants this again.

Michelle - Sep 15, 2018

Tasty and easy to make.

Karen - Sep 14, 2018

Amazing ... definitely buy this one again :)

Susan - Sep 14, 2018

All meals so far have been deliciously tasty

Victoria - Sep 14, 2018

Found it quite spicy despite the low heat rating but very tasty. Dread to think how hot your high heat ratings are!!

Tracey - Sep 14, 2018

Lovely one pot dinner - great winter warmer

Lesley - Sep 12, 2018

Spicier than what I am used to

Wilma - Sep 12, 2018

Fantastic with prawns and chicken


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