Chicken and Chorizo Paella | Lauren Ellen

Chicken and Chorizo Paella

I have to confess, that it has taken me until now to figure out that Paella doesn’t have to contain seafood, and with me not being a huge seafood fan, it instantly put me off ever eating paella.

However, this soon changed and I realised you can pretty much have what you want in a paella dish.

Chicken and chorizo paella just seems to work and although there are mixed reviews about chorizo, in small doses, it has massive flavour impact!

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 2/3 large chicken breasts or thighs (boneless)
  • 70g chorizo
  • 300g paella rice
  • Olive oil
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • Handful of fresh parsley

Chicken and Chorizo Paella | Lauren Ellen

Method:

  1. Heat a good dollop of oil in a large pan (ideally a Paella dish, although I didn’t have one!)
  2. Dice the chicken, chorizo, carrot, red pepper, onion and garlic, then add to the pan.
  3. Stir for a few minutes then add the chopped parsley.
  4. After 5 minutes, add to the paella rice and stir in for a few minutes.
  5. Add the hot chicken stock to the pan and bring to the boil.
  6. Turn down the heat to simmer and cover with a lid.
  7. Leave the paella to cook for 15-20 minutes, regularly stirring from the outside in to avoid sticking!
  8. You will know when the paella is ready, most of the liquid is gone and the rice will be soft.
  9. Voila! Enjoy your chicken and chorizo paella.

Chicken and Chorizo Paella | Lauren Ellen

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