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Chicken & Chorizo Paella

By Noblenourishment @NobleNourish

Hola damas y caballeros!

Lets all close our eyes for a minute and pretend we’re sunbathing on a Spanish Beach… *water lapping peacefully* *sun beating down*


In the absence of Spanish sunshine, I give you the next best thing… this gorgeous Chicken & Chorizo Paella recipe, from Delicious Magazine.

As someone who’s always been somewhat petrified of Paella (after an unfortunate squid-eating accident… I don’t want to talk about it), I was delighted to see this adaptation that forgoes the whole sea-life malarkey.

Unusually for me, I followed the ingredients word for word. Find the ingredients list here.

Chicken & Chorizo Paella


I’m not sure how authentic it is, but I’ll tell you something… it’s damn tasty. And easy! So give it a bash…

Here’s what I did (Serves 4):

I made my Paella in my big soup pot… no need for a fancy Paella pan!

First, I fried the chorizo, until its oils were released (don’t be tempted to add oil to the pan… it will come out eventually!). I scooped the sausage out and set aside for later.

Chicken & Chorizo Paella


Next, I fried the onions in the chorizo oil for 5mins, then stirred in the paprika.

Chicken & Chorizo Paella


In went the chicken, which I fried for 5mins, then removed the lot from the pan (for later).

Chicken & Chorizo Paella


After melting a knob of butter in the pan, I added my paella rice, followed by the stock. Giving it a good stir, I let it simmer for 10mins.

Chicken & Chorizo Paella


I added the chicken, chorizo & onions back to the pan, along with some green beans, cherry tomatoes and red pepper. I made sure to season it well, before giving it a final 5mins to cook through (and for the rice to absorb the remaining juices).

Chicken & Chorizo Paella


I served the Paella with some warm, buttery, crusty bread. My mouth waters just remembering it!


Chicken & Chorizo Paella


This is a perfect meal for any occasion: quick enough for mid-week, when you can’t be bothered doing too much, yet ideal for the weekend, when you have friends over for dinner!

As there were only three of us eating this, I ended up throwing some of it out (with a heavy heart), because I’d heard you couldn’t reheat Paella. I’ve since found out this isn’t true, as long as you refrigerate once cooled and reheat it thoroughly.

Would anyone care to share their rice-reheating stories with me?

Dare I ask… have you ever frozen and reheated Paella successfully? *gets my OAMC list at the ready*

Ya me despido… Un abrazo y hasta pronto!



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