Saturday, 27 June 2015

Easy Meals #4 - Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Not including spices/seasoning you can make this meal for around £7 for four people 

Estimated time: 35-40 minutes


-  1-2 peppers 
-  Chicken (400-450g)
-  Tsp of lazy garlic (or fresh garlic depending on what you want to use) 
-  225-250g rice
-  Chorizo
-  1 red onion
-  Chopped tomatoes (or tinned)
-  3 chicken stock cubes (dissolved in 600ml of boiling water)
-  Chilli (optional)
-  Paella herb mix (optional)


1.  Start getting your pan warm and add some oil. While this is heating up you can chop your red onion up. Once heated spread the oil around the pan, chuck in the onions and your two chicken fillets and let them brown off on both side. The first time you turn your chicken cut a slit down the fillet and spread your tsp of garlic in the slit you've made so the chicken can soak up all the flavor. 

2.  While your chicken is cooking, chop up your chorizo and pepper(s) and put them in the pan as well. The chorizo will start to release all the lovely oil as it begins to heat up with will soak into your chicken and taste delicious! As soon as your chicken has browned off on both sides you can chop it into chunks. I don't do before cooking the chicken because I find the garlic falls off the chunks and burns in the pan. 

3.  Crumble 3 chicken stock cubes and dissolve in 600ml of boiling water. Sprinkle your 225-250g of rice into the pan and then pour your 600ml of stock all over it (making sure you mix the rice well so it's all covered in the stock). Bring the stock to a boil then covered and leave it to simmer cook for 15-20 minutes, checking and mixing it every so often.

4.  As soon as your rice is soft and soaked all the stock up that's it - ready to eat!

Hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think!



  1. This is my kind of food. Hearty, flavourful and fairly simple to make. I will be bookmarking this :D x

  2. This looks delicious! I know what I'm having for tea tomorrow :) haha x


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