Spanish chicken and chorizo paella with vegetables and olives

Chicken and Chorizo Paella Recipe

35 Minutes
Serves: 2

A traditional Paella  with chicken, chorizo and prawns, mixed with a delicious selection of vegetables including fennel, tomato and peppers . Garnished with chopped parsley, lemons and olives

Recipe Ingreds


  • 2 leaves bay leaf
  • 0.5 whole bell pepper (green)
  • 0.5 whole bell pepper (yellow)
  • 20 grams black olives
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 0.5 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 250 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 2 fillet chicken thighs fillets
  • 70 grams chorizo
  • 0.5 bulb fennel (bulb)
  • 4 sprig fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 150 grams paella rice
  • 200 grams prawns (frozen)
  • 8 strands saffron
  • salt (to taste)
  • 0.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cube stock cube veg
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric
  • 400 ml water
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 1 whole onions

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 2

  • chop the chicken into chunks
  • chop the chorizo into cubes
  • boil the water and add to the stock cube

Step 4

  • wash and slice the peppers into strips
  • wash and slice the fennel into strips
  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely

Step 5

  • heat the olive oil in the frying pan
  • Add the chicken
  • cook for 5 minutes
  • add the onions, peppers and fennel
  • cook for 5 minutes

Step 6

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add to the frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two
  • add the turmeric, paprika and cayenne pepper to the frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two
  • add the bay leaves

Step 8

  • add the rice to the frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 9

  • add the saffron to the frying pan
  • turn up the heat
  • add the white wine, cook till wine has evaporated

Step 10

  • add the stock to the frying pan
  • turn down the heat cook gently do not stir
  • cook for 15 mins to 20 mins

Step 12

  • taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary
  • wash the cherry tomatoes and then slice in half
  • add the tomatoes to the frying pan
  • Add the prawns
  • cover with foil
  • add the lid
  • cook for 10 mins

Step 13

  • remove the lid
  • remove the foil
  • check the prawns are cooked, and the rice has began to crisp on the bottom , if not leave a little longer
  • wash and finely chop the fresh parsley
  • slice the olives
  • slice the lemons

Step 15

  • when the paella is cooked
  • add the parsley
  • sprinkle the olives on top
  • serve with the lemon slices

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 foil
  • 1 frying pan with lid
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 jug
  • 1 large knife

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About our chicken and chorizo paella recipe

Paella is a traditional Spanish dish created in Valencia. paella is named after the pan it is cooked in and paella means frying pan in the traditional Valencian language.The dish traditional  is made of rice  with a mixture of meat including rabbit, chicken, and duck with green beans and butter beans. seasonal ingredients are often added which can include snails, artichoke hearts and stems. The paella is usually seasoned with saffron and sometimes rosemary.  There is also a seafood version where all meats are replaced with seafood and the beans and green vegetables are omitted. Finally there is a mixed version of paella which mixes both meat and fish within the same dish.

 Our paella is a mixed paella with modern Spanish ingredients. Our meats are chicken and chorizo, our fish is prawns, our vegetables are peppers, onions, fennel and cherry tomatoes. Our seasoning is bay leaf, cayenne pepper, garlic, turmeric, saffron and smoked paprika. We serve the paella with chopped parsley olives and lemon . 

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