Tested till perfect Chicken Chorizo Paella
Chicken Chorizo Paella
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Chicken Chorizo Paella

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2010

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcrumbled saffron threads
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupwarm sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1 lb 1lbboneless skinless chicken thighboneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in bite-size pieces
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspolive oil
  • 1/2 1/2oniononions, diced
  • 1/2 1/2sweet red peppersweet red peppers, diced
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp 1tsptomato paste
  • 1 cup 1cuparborio rice
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupdry white wine
  • 4 oz 4ozchorizo sausagechorizo sausages, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsmoked paprika or paprika
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspminced fresh parsley
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Stir saffron into broth; let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, sprinkle salt over chicken. In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken. Transfer to plate.

Add remaining oil to pan; cook onion and red pepper over low heat until onion is translucent, 10 minutes.

Stir in garlic and tomato paste; cook for 30 seconds. Stir in rice; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Add saffron broth, 3/4 cup (175 mL) water, wine, chorizo and paprika. Return chicken to pan; bring to boil. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until rice is tender and no liquid remains, about 20 minutes. Stir in parsley. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 536 pro 33g total fat 24g sat. fat 7g
carb 44g fibre 1g chol 119mg sodium 708mg
potassium 516mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 17 vit A 11 vit C 50
folate 8
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