5 from 1 vote
Chicken and Chorizo Paella
Chicken and Chorizo Paella
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Spain tastes so good!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: spanish
Keyword: chicken chorizo paella, easy paella
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 857 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 chorizo sausages
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp saffron threads crushed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • lemon wedges
  • flat-leaf parsley chopped
  1. Mince onion and garlic and begin sautéing in a large skillet.
  2. In a separate pan heat chicken broth to a simmer.
  3. Prepare chorizo by either slicing or removing casing and crumbling into skillet.
  4. Cut chicken in to bite sized pieces. Add chorizo and chicken to skillet and sauté.
  5. When meat is cooked throughly, add bell pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add in rice and stir frequently for 2-3 minutes to allow rice to toast slightly.
  7. Add in about 5 cups of hot chicken broth and stir.
  8. Add in saffron, paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  9. Allow to simmer on a medium heat, stirring often. Add in additional chicken broth if needed.
  10. Arborio rice will slowly absorb the liquid.
  11. During last 5 mintues of cooking stir in frozen peas.
  12. Squeeze lemon over and toss with fresh parsley.
Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Chorizo Paella
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 857 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 1392mg 58%
Potassium 1277mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 53g 106%
Vitamin A 30.5%
Vitamin C 69.2%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 28.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.