Chicken and prawn paella recipe

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serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Cooking:

1 hr

Our chicken and prawn paella is bursting with flavour and so easy to cook!

This classic one-pot chicken and prawn paella recipe is a Spanish dish that’s not only delicious, but it also saves on the washing-up! Not all traditional paella recipes use chicken, but we like it better this way. Cooked in just 1hr, this delicious chicken paella recipe serves 4 people.  This meal is great for sharing with the whole family. This recipe is just perfect served with freshly baked bread or crusty baguette for dipping into the meat and spice juices. It’s definitely one of our favourite paella recipes around!

Ingredients

  • For this chicken and prawn paella recipe you will need
  • 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
  • 175g (6oz) chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 450g (1lb) chicken fillets, cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 225g (8oz) paella rice
  • Few strands saffron
  • 900ml (1¾ pt) chicken stock
  • 100g (4oz) green beans, halved
  • 225g (8oz) cooked tiger prawns
  • 5ml (1tsp) ground paprika

Method

  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the chorizo for 2-3 mins. Remove and set aside. Add the chicken to the pan and fry over a high heat until browned all over. Remove and set aside with the chorizo.

  • Fry the onion and garlic in the hot oil for 4-5 mins until softened, then add the pepper and rice. Cook for 1 min, stir in the saffron and chicken stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.

  • Return the chicken to the pan and add beans. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for 10 mins, stirring frequently until the rice is tender and nearly all the liquid has been absorbed.

  • Add the fried chorizo and tiger prawns to the pan and stir in gently. Cook for 4-5 mins until both are heated through. Serve on warmed plates and sprinkle with paprika.

Top tip for making Chicken and prawn paella

Serve with lemon wedges and crusty bread for a delicious filling supper.

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