Chick’n and Chorizo Jambalaya (Vegan)

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Jambalaya is a one-pot, chuck it all in and let it do it’s thing kind of a meal.  So if you’ve spent the afternoon on the struggle bus at work and the thought of cooking makes you want to gouge your eyes out with a rusty spoon, this is the recipe for you.

But wait, it gets better.  

Not only is it pretty frickin’ easy to make, it is PACKED full of flavour – bung a bit of garlic bread on the side and the fam will think you’ve spent hours whipping up this culinary delight in the kitchen… when in reality you’ve been watching TikToks sat on the kitchen floor in a gin-fuelled stupor whilst the Jambalaya has been merrily doing it’s thang on the stove top.

If this example seems extremely specific that is purely coincidental.  This is not based on true events… cough cough *it might be*.

A large cast iron pan filled with colourful vegan jambalaya, showing fresh veggies and vegan chicken

This vegan Chick’n and Chorizo Jambalaya is a meat free and extra veggie twist on a traditional New Orleans dish.  It’s:



Nicely spicy

One pot (aka less washing up)

With beautiful, punchy Cajun flavours


It’s a breeze to make – it’s the perfect busy weeknight meal.

I have no doubt that you will LOVE this recipe – be sure to tag me on Instagram when you make it, I love seeing your re-creations @aveganvisit 🙂

A bowl of colourful vegan jambalaya with orange rice, yellow, red and green vegetables, vegan chorizo and chicken and a side of garlic bread

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Chick’n And Chorizo Jambalaya (Vegan)

A rice-based dish with vegan chick’n and chorizo, colourful veggies and Cajun spice. A meat free twist on a New Orleans classic; this easy one-pot meal is packed full of flavour making it the perfect weeknight meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Serves: 4
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Tara


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 300 g vegan chicken chunks
  • 40 g vegan chorizo
  • 100 g onion (diced (approx 1 medium onion))
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 red bell peppers (thinly sliced)
  • 150 g purple sprouting broccoli (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 tbsp Cajun spice mix
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes (omit if you don’t like it too spicy)
  • 200 g basmati or long grain rice
  • 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 600 ml vegetable stock

To serve:

  • 1 lime (cut into wedges)
  • garlic bread


  • Fry the vegan chicken, chorizo, onion and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes.
    1 tbsp oil, 300 g vegan chicken chunks, 40 g vegan chorizo, 100 g onion, 3 garlic cloves
  • Add the peppers, broccoli and cajun spice mix and fry for a further 5 minutes.
    2 red bell peppers, 150 g purple sprouting broccoli, 2 tbsp Cajun spice mix
  • Add the remainder of the ingredients, cover and simmer for around 20 minutes until the rice is cooked. Stir halfway through.
    1 tbsp tomato puree, 1 tsp dried chilli flakes, 200 g basmati or long grain rice, 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes, 600 ml vegetable stock
  • Serve with a wedge of lime to squeeze over the top and a side of garlic bread.



Vegan / Dairy Free / Egg Free / Nut Free / Refined Sugar Free
Recipe inspired by:  New Orleans, USA
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Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 761mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Net Carbohydrates: 58g
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