Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Our household loves paella. But we prefer a non-traditional paella and have chicken and chorizo. I love our version of paella and its so easy and stress free to make. If there are ingredients that you'd prefer to use then go ahead and make it your own. Trust me, you'll love it! So here is our sea-food free version of the classic paella.

What you'll need:

1 large onion, finely chopped 
1 carrot, finely chopped 
60g chorizo, peeled and roughly chopped 
2 chicken breasts, diced 
Dry leaf parsley 
2 tbsp olive oil 
1 tsp paprika 
1 red pepper 
1 tbsp of tomato purée 
1 stock cube (Chicken or Vegetable is best) 
300g Paella rice 
Tin of sweetcorn/peas or both 

1. Peel and chop the onion and carrot. Then peel and roughly chop the chorizo and dice the chicken breast. 

2. Place a paella pan or wok on a medium heat with a tsp of oil and lightly fry the onion, carrot, chorizo, chicken and paprika for five minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add the parsley. De-seed the peppers and add these to the pan and fry for a further five minutes

3. Stir through the tomato purée and crumble the stock cube, the add the paella rice and stir for a couple of minutes. Pour in 750 ml of boiling water then bring to boil. Then simmer for a further 15 minutes stirring regularly.

4. Put in your tin of sweetcorn, peas or both. The cook for a further five minutes until piping hot. Add more parsley and then serve.


  1. Oh I would never have thought to pop carrot in a Paella - sounds delish.

  2. It is so delicious and what I like about this dish is that its so easy to make and doesn't take long to cook - another bonus for us parents!!! Thank you for your comment x

  3. Ooh this does look good. Quick, simple and tasty - that's my kind of recipe! Have bookmarked.

    1. I love how quick this recipe comes together. It's definitely becoming a family favourite. Thanks for your comments. :)

  4. I am obsessed with chorizo but never know what to do with it much so I have bookmarked this to definitely give it a try - thanks! #tastytuesdays

    1. Me too. I love chorizo. Yes give it a whirl. Thank you for your comments. x

  5. We adore paella here too, my husband made a cracking veggie one with asparagus. You've taken me right back to Spain with this delicious dish, thank you! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    1. Oooh asparagus never thought about using that. I shall definitely try this as I love asparagus. Thank you for the tips ;) and your comments. x