Monday, February 7, 2011

Quick and easy Chicken paella

This is the quickest, easiest Dinner to make apart from a Pasta on a night when there is no time to cook but you still want something hearty and healthy to eat.
The Chicken and Chorizo can be replaced with Prawns, beef, mussels, Norwegian Salmon cubes and I also love it made with Beef Mince.

Chicken and Vegetable Paella
Serves 4

1 Onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic ,finely chopped
100g Chorizo sausage
3 medium baby marrow, sliced
2 young carrots, grated
100g broccoli roughly chopped
300ml Basmati rice
1 tin whole peeled tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 pk deboned chicken thighs, no skin cut into cubes
lemon juice
salt and pepper

Fry the onion and garlic, add the Chorizo and baby marrow.
Add the whole peeled tomatoes and season with salt, pepper, lemon juice, balsamic and Worcestershire sauce. Add the carrot and about 200ml boiling water.
Allow to cook for 15 minutes.
Season the chicken cubes and and seal off in a saucepan and set aside.
Rinse the rice.
Add the rice to the tomato sauce , after 10 minutes add the chicken and broccoli.
Cook for a further 10 minutes, season and allow to stand for 5 Minutes.
Drizzle with olive oil and grated Parmesan.

Picture and Recipe Copyright by Tamsyn Wells.

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