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Chicken and Chorizo Paella

  • prep: 45 mins
    total time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • servings: 8
Photography: Johnny Miller




  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground saffron
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 3 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon pimenton (smoked Spanish paprika;
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces dried chorizo, sliced 1/8 inch thick on the bias
  • 1 white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 medium vine-ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1 cup fresh shelled English peas


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Warm stock, saffron, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Season chicken with 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and the pimenton. Heat oil in a 14-inch paella pan or a high-sided ovenproof skillet over high heat. Brown chicken for 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a plate.

  2. Step 2

    Pour out all but 1 teaspoon oil. Cook chorizo over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add onion and garlic. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in rice, then add broth mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Add peas, then chicken. Bake for 20 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2011