Chicken, Chorizo and Squid Paella

This is an easy chicken recipe to prepare and full of delicious flavours. The combination of chicken, chorizo and squid is so tasty

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  • Serves 6-8

  • Prep time 15 mins

  • Cooking time 50 mins

  • Total time 1 hr 5 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 598-448 per serving


  • oil for frying
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tsp pimenton (smoked paprika)
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 red peppers
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) chicken, chopped into chunks
  • 150g (5oz) squid, chopped up
  • 250ml (9fl oz) white wine
  • 400g (14oz) paella rice, Bomba preferably
  • pinch saffron
  • 700ml (1¼pt) chicken stock
  • 200g (7oz) cooked chorizo, thickly sliced then chopped
  • 150g (5oz) frozen peas
  • 150g (5oz) raw large prawns


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan or paella pan and fry the onions with a pinch of salt until they are soft. Add the garlic and pimenton, cook for a minute, then add the tomatoes, peppers, chicken, squid, white wine and rice. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.

  2. Add the saffron and stock. Season, bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, without stirring.

  3. Add the chorizo and peas, then cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Add the prawns towards the end of cooking.

  4. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving.