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Paella with chicken

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr
10 min
50 min
A Spanish classic, all-in-one paella is perfect for entertaining. This version uses only chicken, but you could also add seafood.


Chicken stock cube(s)

2 cube(s), 900ml

Saffron Threads

½ teaspoon(s)

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

400 g


1 medium

Red pepper

1 medium


2 clove(s)

Brown Rice, dry

300 g


3 teaspoon(s), level

Tinned Tomatoes

1 can(s), large

Peas, fresh or frozen

120 g

Parsley, fresh

1 sprig(s), fresh


1 slice(s)


  1. Put the stock and saffron in a large saucepan over a high heat and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat, cover and keep warm.
  2. Heat a large, deep, nonstick frying pan over a medium-high heat and mist with cooking spray. Add the chicken and stir fry for 3-4 minutes until just browned, then transfer to a plate.
  3. Reduce the heat and mist the pan with cooking spray again. Add the onion, red pepper and garlic, and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes until they are softened, then add the rice and paprika. Stir and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes and half the stock. Bring to a simmer, season to taste and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. After 20 minutes, add the chicken, peas and half of the remaining stock. Cook for a further 10 minutes, adding more of the remaining stock if it seems too dry. Test to check that it’s cooked. Once cooked, stir through the parsley and serve the paella with lemon wedges.