• Katie Chaplin

Chicken Jambalaya

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

“I can’t have carbs on a diet”

“I can’t have tasty food on a diet”

Both lies!

Both carbs and eating food you enjoy are key to successful weight loss- they ensure you are able to stick to your plan, lose the weight, and keep it off; let’s be honest, who is going to stick to a plan that sentences them to a life of chicken and lettuce.

This recipe is awesome, has loads of rice, and is EASY- the prep time is quick and and can be left while you go and do something else, perfect after a busy day at work or a long week!

Ensuring my clients have amazing food is one of the reasons they achieve weight loss which STAYS OFF! This is a key feature of my 5DAY Female Fat Loss Challenge, which is completely FREE and launches the end of November! If you are interested, please hit the contact me button HERE asap as places are going fast!

Prep time : 5 mins

Cooking time : 50 minutes

Serves 5


  • 1 tsp butter or olive oil

  • 500 g chicken breast, chopped into small cubes

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 green pepper, diced

  • 1 red pepper, diced

  • 150 g sweetcorn, drained

  • 300 g brown rice (dry weight)

  • 400 g can of chopped tomatoes

  • 3 tsp Fajita spice- I used this one , but Olde El Paso would be great too!

  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

  • 1tsp smoked paprika

  • 700 ml stock

  • pinch of black pepper

1.Heat a large pan on the hob on a medium heat and add the oil or butter Add the onions and peppers and gently fry for 5 minutes . Once they're ready, add in the crushed garlic and fry for another minute.

2.Add the chicken, fajita spice, paprika and chili flakes and cook for 5 minutes until the chicken is lightly browned.

3.Add the uncooked rice, chopped tomatoes, stock, black pepper and sweetcorn to the pan and mix everything thoroughly

4.Reduce the heat down to low and simmer, uncovered for 40 minutes until the majority of the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked though ( this is important as brown rice takes longer- if its still not cooked, leave for another 10 minutes and check again).

Calories 387

Fat 8g

Carbohydrate 56g

Protein 24g


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