In Recipes on Saturday 12th Jan, 2019

Hearty chicken chorizo paella

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This tasty dish will quickly become a family favourite!

If you’re looking for a deliciously addictive dish that everyone around the table will enjoy, look no further than this all-time Spanish favourite. Paella is beloved everywhere for being super flavourful and easy to whip up. This version of the dish would be incomplete without the addition of chorizo that definitely gives the whole meal an extra spicy kick! The best thing about paella is how good it is to serve up to a crowd of hungry dinner guests as everything can be thrown into a pan and then easily dished onto plates. There’s not a lot of fuss that goes on when this dish is being cooked either, so just sit back and enjoy!


  • 250g chorizo sausage, sliced 1cm-thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, cut into 5cm pieces
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red capsicum, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice
  • 400g can chopped Italian tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken style liquid stock
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Heat a large heavy-based frying pan on the stove over a medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook for 4 minutes, or until browned. Transfer to plate.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Heat oil in pan. Add chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until golden. Add onion, garlic and capsicum. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add turmeric, cumin, rice, tomatoes and stock to frying pan. Stir mixture until well combined. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until rice is tender.
  4. Uncover. Stir peas and sausage into mixture. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve.

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