Why cheeky? Well, this chicken Paella has managed to sneak in some spicy chorizo for double meaty goodness. Bold, even by our own standards! This is a great dish for sharing with friends and family – just put the pot in the middle of the table and watch the spoons, forks and… even hands fling themselves towards it. It’s a real crowd-pleaser that you will love to cook again and again.
Chicken Stock Pot
Flat Leaf Parsley
Remove stalk and core from the peppers and cut into thin slices. Peel and finely dice the garlic. Finely chop the parsley leaves. Cut the tomatoes in half. Chop the chicken thighs into bite-sized chunks. Boil 300ml of water with the chicken stock pot.
Set hob to high heat and heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pan and fry for a few minutes. Once it is brown on all sides, remove and keep to the side.
Add another 2 tbsp of olive oil into the frying pan. Add the peppers and cherry tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes until they’ve softened up. Add in the garlic, a tsp of rosemary leaves and the chorizo.
After 3 mins, add half the parsley and the rice. Cook for a few minutes until the rice absorbs the oil.
Add the chicken stock and chicken. Give everything a good stir. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15-20 mins. Tip: Don’t stir - a good paella always has a crusty bottom!
Once the liquid has soaked up, take the paella off the heat. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave for 5 mins. Serve with the remaining parsley and big wedges of lemon.