Mediterranean Paella recipe

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Paella is a firm favorite in our house and ticks all the boxes. This recipe is nutritious, including a variety of vegetables, it's fairly quick and easy to make and requires only one large frying pan. Perfect!

Paella with lemon slices
Mediterranean Paella

Paella with chicken and chorizo

Serves 4- 5 people

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes


3 chicken breasts in small pieces (organic preferably)

1 chorizo sausage ring thinly sliced (nitrate free if available – try Ocado)

1 pepper (yellow, orange or red) chopped

2 handfuls of frozen peas

1 onion chopped

1 stick of celery chopped

1 large carrot chopped

1 tin of chickpeas

320g paella rice

1/2 pint of boiled water

1 cup of tomato passata

1 chicken stock cube

2 sachets of paellero (paella spice mix available from ebay and Amazon)

4 cloves

2 cloves of garlic chopped

2 tsp of smoked paprika