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    Chicken and Prawn Paella

    • Serves 4 people
    • Complexity Easy
    Prep time
    20 mins
    Cook time
    40 mins
    Total time
    60 mins
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    • 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
    • 8 corn-fed chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
    • 16 sanlucar prawns, cleaned with heads and shells taken off (use for the stock)
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 400g bomba rice
    • Tomato Sofrito
    • 1 tsp smoked sweet paprika
    • 1 good pinch of saffron strands
    • 800ml of hot Prawn Stock
    • 100g frozen peas
    • 100g runner beans, cut into small pieces
    • 2 red peppers, cut in half lengthways, core and seeds removed
    • Salt to taste
    • Lemon wedges to garnish


    Try to prepare our easy chicken and prawn paella. Tender pieces of corn-fed chicken thighs and meaty tiger prawns from the bay of Cadiz cooked in garlic, smoked paprika and a rich prawn stock flavoured with saffron. This is a crowd pleaser and the perfect family paella recipe!


    1. Pre-heat your oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 5.
    2. Place a 42cm diameter paella pan on a medium heat and add 1 tbsp of the oil. Fry the chicken thighs for 3 minutes until golden brown, remove from the pan and set aside. Add another tbsp of the oil and fry the prawn tails until brown on both sides, remove from the pan and set aside. Allow the paella pan to cool down for a couple of minutes.
    3. In a small frying pan, gently toast for 30 seconds the saffron threads, be careful not to burn them. Place the threads into a pestle and mortar and pound them until you obtain a fine powder. Pour 2 tablespoons of hot water and mix well.
    4. To prepare the red peppers, pre-heat your oven grill. Place all halves on a roasting tin, skin side up and brush with some olive oil. Place under the grill and cook until the skins are completely black. Remove from the heat and cover with a tea towel. Once they have cooled down, peel the skins off and cut into long strips and set aside.
    5. Add the remaining oil to the paella pan and gently fry the garlic and runner beans for 10 seconds, add the paella rice and stir for 2 minutes on a gentle heat until the rice is slightly translucent. Add the smoked paprika and stir the rice for 30 seconds, followed by the tomato sofrito. Once the tomato has cooked into the rice, pour in the hot paella stock, followed by the saffron, chicken pieces. Season with salt and spread the rice out evenly.
    6. Bring the pan to the boil. If you have a timer, set it to 17 minutes. Cook the paella on a high heat for the first 5 minutes until the rice rises to the surface. Check the stock for seasoning and add some more salt if necessary. Add the prawn tails, peas and peppers strips and place the pan in the oven. After 12 minutes, remove the pan from the oven. Allow the paella to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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