Paella 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