Lynda’s Chicken, Chorizo & Prawn easy Paella

I created this recipe for my lovely client Lynda, she wanted to wow her family by cooking a paella.  This is a really easy version, it can be on the table in 30 minutes, and uses lot of ingredients from the freezer and store cupboard.

Ingredients – serves 4

  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 300g basmati rice
  • 1 chicken breast (chopped into smallish cubes)
  • 1/3 ring chorizo (chopped into smallish cubes)
  • 16 (approx) frozen king prawns
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch saffron
  • 150ml white wine or dry sherry vinegar
  • 120g frozen peas
  • 400ml vegetable stock (cube is fine)
  • lemon wedges and fresh parsley chopped to serve



  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the chorizo and cubed chicken and cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat.  Add the onions and garlic and cook for a further  2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes saffron and paprika and stir.  Add the rice and ensure it is fully coated in the oil and spice mixture.
  3. Stir  in the wine or sherry and increase the temperature so that the liquid boil and stir for 1 minute to boil off the alcohol.
  4. Add the stock and frozen prawns, cover and simmer gently for aprprox 10 minutes spinkle peas on the top but don’t stir them in.  Cook for another 4-5 minutes
  5. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and lemon wedges on the side



Total preparation and cooking time – 30 minutes (hands on)

Chicken Chorizo & Prawn Easy Risotto PDF recipe

Nutrition per serving (information from Cronometer)

Per serving
KCal 368
Carbohydrates 35.17g
Of which is sugar 10.18g
Fibre 3.03g
Protein 24.36g
Fat 16.02g
Of which is saturated 4.23g

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