My adulterated paella

PennyBy Penny  

April 18, 2015

you can add shellfish to this if liked


500gms or so of chicken thighs

An onion finely diced

1 red pepper diced

300g paella rice

700ml-1 litre chicken stock ( homemade or a cube )

1-2 tspns smoked paprika

100g frozen peas

A piece of chorizo , sliced

A few saffron strands ( most definitely optional )


1Dry fry the chicken in a large pan for about 10 minutes

2Remove from pan

3Now add the onions and peppers , stir to coat in the fat from the chicken

4Add in the chorizo and fry for 2 minutes

5Pour in the rice again stirring to coat

6Add the paprika and stir

7Pour in the chicken stock , stir

8Add chicken back to pan

9Bring to boil

10Simmer for about 15 minutes with a lid on

11Add in the peas , saffron if using and season

12Put lid back on and cook for another 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed