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Chicken and chorizo paella

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Serves 4

A lovely paella that will make you dream of sunny Spain. Ready in 45 minutes, at around £2.50 a head, it won't break the bank either.

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  • 110g cured chorizo, sliced
  • 1 large Spanish onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp hot paprika
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into large pieces
  • A knob of butter
  • 300g paella or risotto rice
  • 1 litre hot chicken stock
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • A handful of green beans, halved
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • A handful of finely chopped fresh flatleaf parsley


    1. Heat a large pan over a medium heat and dry-fry the chorizo, sliced, until it is golden and the oil is released. Remove from the pan and set aside.
    2. Add the onion to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, then stir in the sweet smoked paprika and the hot paprika and cook for a further 2 minutes.
    3. Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes, then remove from the pan and set aside.
    4. Heat a knob of butter in the pan and stir in the rice, then add 1 litre hot chicken stock, stir well and cook for 10 minutes.
    5. Return the chorizo, chicken and onion to the pan with the red pepper, green beans, and tomatoes. Season and cook for a further 5 minutes, until the rice is tender.
    6. Stir a handful finely chopped fresh flatleaf parsley into the paella and serve immediately.

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Natasha London
10th Jul, 2017
My first paella and it's very delicious, rich in flavour! I cooked it 15-20 minutes longer. I would add the beans earlier as it took time to cook them. Many thanks for the recipe!
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10th Jan, 2016
Wow - yummy! I have been looking for a paella recipe without seafood and this is definitely the best yet! Absolutely delicious. I kept the chicken in the pan when I added the rice and stock, as I wasn't confident the large pieces I had would cook in the time. Other than that I followed the recipe and it worked very well. I will certainly make this again.
6th Nov, 2013
Love this meal, quick, easy, tasty. Done it for 8 at the weekend (so doubled the ingredients). Every one commented how tasty it was. I put a drop of Worcester Sauce in to which gave a lovely after taste. Done it with the Spanish potatoes which also went down a treat!!
22nd Jul, 2013
Very nice simple recipe. Will be having again!
24th Jun, 2013
where have my saved recipes gone?
14th Mar, 2018
I really don't know, hope you found them :)
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