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Chicken and Chorizo Paella
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Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Spain tastes so good! Paella is a traditional rice dish that you can throw a lot of things into.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: spanish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 584kcal


  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 chorizo sausages
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads crushed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  • lemon wedges
  • flat-leaf parsley chopped


  • Mince onion and garlic and begin sautéing in a large skillet.
  • In a separate pan heat chicken broth to a simmer.
  • Prepare chorizo by either slicing or removing casing and crumbling into skillet.
  • Cut chicken in to bite sized pieces. Add chorizo and chicken to skillet and sauté.
  • When meat is cooked throughly, add bell pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in rice and stir frequently for 2-3 minutes to allow rice to toast slightly.
  • Add in about 5 cups of hot chicken broth and stir.
  • Add in saffron, paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Allow to simmer on a medium heat, stirring often. Add in additional chicken broth if needed.
  • Arborio rice will slowly absorb the liquid.
  • During last 5 mintues of cooking stir in frozen peas.
  • Squeeze lemon over and toss with fresh parsley.


  • Turn cooker on any mode to heat inner pot with lid off. Heat 1 t oil, add vegetables (except peas) to brown for a few minutes.
  • Add chicken and chorizo, brown for a few minutes.
  • Add seasonings and arborio rice, toast for a few minutes.
  • Add broth minus ½ c of original recipe, cover with lid, lock into place.
  • Cook on rice setting 6 minutes. Quick release pressure, gently fluff and add peas. Place lid back on and let rest and peas warm.
  • Garnish with lemon juice and parsley.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 1043mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1501IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4mg