Spicy Spanish Paella

A traditional Spanish favourite with a long history. This paella combines chicken, seafood, chorizo sausage, rice and Spanish herbs & spices for a highly satisfying Valencian feast.


1 medium chicken
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup Spanish rice
1 chorizo sausage, chopped
2 arege tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
250 gm prawns, peeled
500 ml chicken stock
1 400ml tin cannellini beans
100 gm green beans, chopped
1 capsicum, copped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
2 lemons, chopped into wedges


Chop the chicken into pieces, heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the chicken for 3 – 4 minutes until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.

Add the onion and chorizo, cook for 1 -2 minutes. Add the rice and paprika, cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the tomatoes, capsicum, garlic, chilli, followed by the chicken stock.

Over medium heat, boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Then add the green beans, chicken, prawns, and beans and mix together. Cook for a minute.

Add coriander and serve garnished with lemon wedges.

Food type: Chicken, Spanish

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