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This traditional Spanish dish is simplified and quick. You could make it during the week. Make sure you use a good quality chorizo sausage and Spanish smoked paprika as they will make all the difference in the taste.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min


1 tbsp olive oil
4-6 chicken drumsticks
½ lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cubed
½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), cubed
salt, to taste
pepper, freshly ground, to taste
1 onion(s), chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 chorizo sausage, sliced
40 green beans, cut into pieces
½ red pepper(s), diced1/2
1 pinch saffron
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp sweet pimento
½ cup tomato passata
½ cup tomato(es), fresh, crushed
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, homemade or purchased
2 cups paella rice
2 cups Arborio rice
½ cup green peas, frozen
½ cup white beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup ground roasted almond

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat and brown the chicken cubes and drumsticks on all sides for about 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  2. In the same pan, add the onion, garlic, sausage, green beans, bell pepper, saffron and pimenton. Cook for about 5 minutes.

  3. Return chicken to the pan and add the tomatoes, chicken stock and rice in a slow stream and continue cooking on medium-high until the rice absorbs the stock, about 20 minutes.

  4. Add the frozen peas and white beans and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste.

  5. Preheat the broiler. Sprinkle the ground almonds on the mixture and stir gently. Broil a few minutes to dry the rice slightly. Enjoy right away.

Helpful Tip

Pimenton (also known as smoked paprika) is a red, characteristically smoky spice from Spain, composed of various types of sweet red peppers that have been dried and ground. There are three main types: sweet, hot and bittersweet.

Nutrition Info

Per 745 g serving Amount
Protein60 g
Fat36 g
Saturated Fat11 g
Carbohydrate114 g
Fibre8 g
Sugar8 g
Cholesterol125 mg
Sodium1050 mg
Per 745 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A35
Vitamin C90
Vitamin B665
Vitamin B1289