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Chicken and Seafood Paella

Recipe posted on: 17 January 2015

Chicken and Seafood Paella

Recipe information

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 464
Carbs: 58.6 grams
Protein: 31.8 grams
Fat: 11.1 grams

This is a really great variation on the traditional Spanish paella - it contains the obligatory prawns, calamari and fish in a rice base, plus there are a great deal of vegetables to round off the recipe.


  • 300g organic skinless chicken thighs
  • 100g uncooked (green) prawns peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio (short grain) rice
  • 150g cooked calamari, cut into 2cm thick pieces
  • 300g fish fillets (choose any white fish)
  • 4 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium red (Spanish) onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, sliced into 3cm pieces
  • 750ml (3 cups) chicken stock
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tspn saffron
  • 1 Tspn sweet paprika
  • 150g peas
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Add the olive oil to a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Cut each chicken thighs into 2-3 pieces and fry in the oil until both sides are golden brown.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and place on absorbent paper to absorb excess oil. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. In the same pan, saute the onions, garlic and pepper for about 3-5 minutes, or until the onions are soft and light golden in colour.
  5. Stir in the rice and cook for about 5 minutes, until the rice becomes translucent in colour.
  6. Add the tomatoes, peas, saffron, sweet paprika and 1/3 (one cup) of the chicken stock, ensure that it is over medium-high heat.
  7. Bring the mixture to the boil, stirring it to make sure it does not stick to the pan.
  8. Return the chicken pieces to the pan and continue to simmer for a few minutes.
  9. When the liquid has been absorbed, add another 1/3 (one cup) of the chicken stock and cook for a few minutes.
  10. When the stock has again been absorbed, add the last of the chicken stock.
  11. Add the peas, prawns, calamari and fish on top and cook, covered until the rice and seafood are cooked and liquid has been absorbed.
  12. Sprinkle paella with the parsley leaves and season with pepper.
  13. Serve the paella in a large serving platter (ensure that most of the prawns and other seafood stay on top).
  14. Serve with lemon wedges.

This is a great recipe for the family, but it can be easily served at a dinner party - it can be prepared earlier and reheated prior to the guests arriving. It's a bit high in sodium, due to the prawns, so should be eaten on occasion.

  Nutrition Information Amount % Daily
Calories 464 23.2%
Calories from fat 100 21.6%
Total fat 11.1 g 17.1%
Saturated fat 2.7 g 14.2%
Cholesterol 94 mg 31.2%
Sodium 949 mg 39.5%
Carbohydrate 58.6 g 26.0%
Dietary fibre 4.2 g 14.0%
Sugars 6.2 g n/a
Protein 31.8 g 21.2%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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