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Paella for 2 recipe

Paella for 2 recipe

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This simple paella recipe, for two people, adds fiery chorizo, tender chicken and a medley of seafood to saffron-infused rice Finish with chopped parsley and a fresh lemon wedge for a quick midweek meal full of punchy flavours. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 30 mins
  • 735 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 130g pot diced chorizo
  • 1 chicken breast, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 1 small red pepper, deseeded and sliced lengthways
  • 100g paella rice
  • pinch saffron
  • 1 chicken stock cube, made up to 500ml
  • 200g frozen seafood selection, defrosted and drained well
  • 100g peas
  • 4 tbsp fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • lemon wedges, to serve (optional)
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    32g 46%
  • Saturates

    10g 49%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    5.3g 89%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 55.2g Protein 55.8g Fibre 6.2g


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based lidded frying pan and cook the red onion and chorizo for 3-4 minutes, stirring until soft, golden in places and the chorizo has released its oil.
  2. Add the chicken breast and red pepper and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Add the rice, stir well, then add the saffron and chicken stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding a little more stock or water if necessary until the rice is tender.
  3. Add the seafood selection and peas and simmer again for a further 4 minutes until the seafood is piping hot, adding more stock if necessary.
  4. Stir through the parsley and serve with fresh lemon wedges, if you like.

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