Chicken, Chorizo & Prawn Paella Recipe

May 18, 2018
Meat & Fish Paella Recipe

Family Paella Recipe

This has to be my most requested recipe from cooking on my Instagram. My family love paella! It is a healthy and easy family meal to enjoy any day of the week. Any leftovers my husband takes it to work the next day for his lunch.

I’ve eaten a Paella out at a couple of restaurants before but it is on my bucket list to visit Spain and enjoy a traditional Spanish paella, one day!

Like I have said before, cooking at home from scratch is great because you know what goes into your food and when you have this flexibility you can substitute ingredients to suit your dietary needs.

Meat & Fish Paella Recipe

A paella can come in many forms, as a vegetarian paella, meat paella or a seafood paella. I am sharing the basics of this recipe with you and will leave the final result for you to produce what suits your mood. Play around with what ‘meat’ ingredients you want to include or opt for a vegetarian option by adding in extra vegetables in the first stages of cooking.

So here it is my Chicken, Chorizo & Prawn Paella recipe.

Fresh and Healthy Paella Ingredients Family Friendly Paella Recipe

Paella Family Friendly Recipe

Chicken, Chorizo & Prawn Paella

Cooking a traditional Spanish dish at home made easy.. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword Paella, Spanish Food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 White Onion, diced
  • 1 Large Carrot, sliced or diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced or diced
  • 1 tsp Fresh Parsley Stalks, chopped
  • 100 g Chorizo, sliced or chopped
  • 3 Boneless Chicken Breast, chopped into slices or cubes
  • 300 g Paella Rice, washed and drained
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Purée
  • 1 Low Salt Chicken Stock Cube
  • 600 ml Boiling Water
  • 100 g Frozen Peas
  • 200 g Fresh or Frozen Cooked & Peeled Prawns
  • 1 Large Lemon, cut into wedges for squeezing
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish


  1. In a large wok, casserole pot or a large pan with a lid, pour in a few tablespoons of olive oil over a medium heat

  2. Add the parsley stalks, garlic, onion, carrots, chicken and chorizo and sprinkle over the smoked paprika and mix well

  3. Cook for 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through

  4. Add the bell pepper and cook for a further 5 minutes

  5. Stir through the tomato purée

  6. In a jug pour 600ml of boiling water and dissolve the chicken cube

  7. Add the paella rice and stir through cooking for a few minutes

  8. Pour in the stock, season with a little salt and pepper and stir well

  9. Bring to the boil and simmer for around 15 minutes, cover, stir regularly from inside out and outside in for the paella rice to cook through evenly (add a splash of boiling water if it starts to stick or the rice is still not cooked)

  10. Add the peas and prawns and stir through and cook for a further 5 minutes until the prawns are heated through

  11. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle over the parsley and serve with the lemon wedges

  12. Enjoy with a side of Mediterranean salad or a leafy greens salad

Family Food Paella Recipe

Paella Recipe

If you give this recipe a go please let me know and send me a photo or tag me on Instagram @pinarrawlinsx ..enjoy!

Don’t forget to check out some of my other easy, healthy and family friendly recipes here.

Pinar xo

6 responses to “Chicken, Chorizo & Prawn Paella Recipe”

  1. jane says:

    Woooowww. and now i crave for this even im not eating rice
    Great recipe

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  2. Sophie says:

    So delicious, will be trying this out for sure!

  3. This sounds really good and simple to make. I might give it a go without the prawns – thanks for sharing x

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