Easy peasy paella

    Easy peasy paella

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    About this recipe: An easy to make paella using chorizo, chicken and shrimp.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • 900g skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 5cm pieces
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon crushed red chilli flakes
    • 400g short-grain white rice
    • 1 pinch saffron threads
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
    • 1 litre chicken stock
    • 2 lemons, zested
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 red pepper, coarsely chopped
    • 450g fresh chorizo sausage, casings removed and diced
    • 450g prawns, peeled and deveined

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a medium bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir in chicken pieces to coat. Cover, and refrigerate.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying or paella pan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, red chilli flakes and rice. Cook, stirring, to coat rice with oil, about 3 minutes. Stir in saffron threads, bay leaf, parsley, chicken stock and lemon zest. Bring to the boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 20 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a separate pan over medium heat. Stir in marinated chicken and onion; cook 5 minutes. Stir in red pepper and sausage; cook 5 minutes. Stir in prawns; cook, turning the prawns, until both sides are pink.
    4. Spread rice mixture onto a serving tray. Top with meat and seafood mixture.

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    Reviews (2)

    IrishCook
    2

    Easily done I did all the prep for my brother and made it easy for him and all the prep made a perfect marinate - 31 Aug 2011

    TracyMurphyDowney
    1

    I love paella, and this is a great recipe for home. Full of flavour and texture. This one's a keeper !! - 17 Oct 2015

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