Chicken & chorizo paella in a paella pan

Chicken & chorizo paella

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(139 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Try swapping traditional seafood paella for a chicken and chorizo version -  a hearty family supper for four

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal563
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre7g
  • protein38g
  • salt1.9g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 2 chicken breasts fillets, cut into chunks
  • 2 small onions, finely sliced
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 140g cooking chorizo, sliced
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

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    A coarsely textured, spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 1 tsp turmeric
    Turmeric

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    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • pinch of saffron
    Saffron

    Saffron

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    The stigma of a type of crocus, saffron threads have a pungent and distinctive aroma and flavour…

  • 1 tsp paprika
    Paprika

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  • 300g paella rice
  • 850ml hot chicken or vegetable stock
    Turkey

    Turkey

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  • 200g frozen peas
    Peas

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  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

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  • ½ small pack parsley, finely chopped, to serve
    Parsley

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Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a deep frying pan over a high heat.

  2. Add 2 chicken breast fillets, cut into chunks, and brown all over – don’t cook completely. Once browned, transfer to a plate.

  3. Reduce the heat to low, add 2 finely sliced small onions and cook slowly until softened, about 10 mins.

  4. Add 1 crushed fat garlic clove, stir for 1 min, then toss in 140g sliced cooking chorizo and fry until it releases its oils.

  5. Stir in 1 tsp turmeric, a pinch of saffron and 1 tsp paprika, then tip in 300g paella rice. Stir to coat the rice in the oils and spices for about 2 mins, then pour in 850ml hot chicken or vegetable stock.

  6. Bring to the boil, return the chicken to the pan and simmer for about 20 mins, stirring occasionally.

  7. Add 200g frozen peas to the pan and simmer for a further 5 mins until the rice is cooked and the chicken is tender.

  8. Season well and serve with the 1 lemon, cut into wedges, and ½ small pack finely chopped parsley.

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matthewjhopkins...
16th Jul, 2016
4.05
A tasty recipe. I used regular rice as i couldn't get hold of paella rice at short notice. I found that i needed to add extra stock during cooking to stop it drying out too much. I think i added about 500 ml during the cooking.
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Dollscot
23rd Jun, 2016
5.05
This recipe is amazing, my partner and I love it. I have used this recipe both as a midweek meal and for a dinner party, both times it went down great with everyone. It's also super easy to pre prep if you want to. I also love the way you can put the stock in and just keep one eye on it, whereas with most Pealla's you have to watch it the whole time and keep stirring. If you like chicken, chorizo and easy but great meals I would recommend this recipe
jennymaggs
14th May, 2016
Really tasty, great flavours, I used boneless chicken thighs which worked well. Would definitely make again. A good one pan dinner with little washing up.
s.j.king@btinte...
9th Mar, 2016
5.05
Made this tonight, absolutely delicious and very, very easy to make. A really tasty mid-week meal.

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