The Crazy Kitchen: Chicken & Chorizo Paella

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Sunday 23 August 2015

Chicken & Chorizo Paella

When I had my new induction hob fitted a few months ago, one of the silly things that I was pleased about was that my paella pan worked on it when many of my other pans didn't. I didn't use it very often but didn't feel ready to part with it.

As the majority of the family isn't keen on seafood I've never made a seafood paella, and instead use chicken & chorizo, which gives the dish some rich Spanish flavours. I don't know why I don't cook this more often as it really is simple, yet tastes so good and the family loves it. One pot dishes are always a winner too, as there's not much in the way of washing up either.
  Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Chicken & Chorizo Paella - serves 4/5

3-4 chicken breast fillets
pinch Saffron strands
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 red pepper, deseeded & chopped
1 green pepper, deseeded & chopped
1 onion, chopped
100g chorizo, sliced
350g paella rice
50ml white wine
800ml hot chicken or vegetable stock
1 tsp paprika
fresh parsley, chopped
lemon wedges
  • Cut the chicken breasts into strips
  • add the saffron strands to a small dish and pour approx 30ml boiling water over
  • heat the oil in a paella pan (or large frying pan)
  • add the chicken and fry over a high heat until browned on the outside, & remove from the pan & set aside (it will finish cooking later)
  • turn the heat to medium and add the garlic, peppers, onion & chorizo
  • fry for 5-10 minutes until the onion starts to soften
  • add the rice and stir for 1 minute
  • add the wine, & 750ml of the stock, along with the saffron strands & water and paprika
  • bring to the boil whilst stirring
  • turn the heat down, cover with a lid or sheet of foil and simmer for 15 minutes - check after 10 minutes and add more stock if needed
  • after 15 minutes turn the heat off and leave covered for 10 minutes before serving
  • scatter with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges

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  1. This will totally be on our table this week. I even have everything in, yay! Looks absolutely delicious x

    1. thanks Carolin - it's one of those easy dishes that I totally forget about making as much as I should!

  2. Those silly induction hobs!!! Mind you I did get all my posh pans from my brother when he got his new hob... Love paella. Would eat this everyday if I could! Gorgeous colour x

    1. at least I can now boil my spuds in under a day (slight exaggeration maybe) - and yes, my friends benefited from some of my old pans!

  3. This Paella looks absolutely delicious, I'm so glad you get to use your paella pan. It's little things like that, that really make me smile when I'm pottering about in the kitchen. Fab post thank you. Sammie x


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