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Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Chicken and Chorizo Paella

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Chicken and chorizo paella - a great twist to the classic paella, really flavorful and makes a great dish for lunch or dinner.
Servings 3 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • 9 0z (250g) boneless , skinless chicken thighs
  • 3.5 oz (100g) chorizo sausage , thinly sliced
  • 2 cups (500ml) chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup (50ml) white wine
  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • 1 small yellow onion , diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tomato , diced
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) smoked paprika
  • 7 0z (200g) paella rice or arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup (60g) frozen peas
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon slices (optional)


  • Cut the chorizo in thin slices and cut the chicken into 1 inch (3cm) pieces.
  • In a small saucepan add the chicken stock, wine and saffron and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat a 9 inch (23cm) paella pan over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook for about 2 minutes until it releases its oils. Transfer to a plate. Add the chicken pieces to the pan, season with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly golden. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Add the tomato, red pepper and paprika and cook for 2 -3 minutes more, until the water from the tomato has evaporated.
  • Return the chorizo and chicken to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle the rice, stir and pour the chicken stock mixture. From this moment stir no more. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is almost absorbed. If necessary add more stock.
  • Add the peas, cover, and cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat and let paella covered to rest for 5 more minutes before serving.



Serving: 1gCalories: 579kcalCarbohydrates: 62.6gProtein: 37.9gFat: 16.6gSaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 103mgSugar: 3.6g
Calories: 579kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: chicken and chorizo paella, chicken paella, paella, paella recipe, Spanish paella