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Chicken and Prawn Paella

This recipe for Chicken and Prawn Paella has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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Deliciously filling mixed paella loaded with chicken and prawns make it a great social lunch dish.

Ingredients for Chicken and Prawn Paella

2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
500g uncooked prawns
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1 medium red pepper
1 medium green pepper
2 large tomatoes
150g fresh frozen garden peas
500g paella rice
1 ltr chicken stock
¼ teaspoon saffron
Salt and pepper

How to make Chicken and Prawn Paella

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  • Peel and clean the prawns and cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.
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  • Peel and chop the onion and garlic, chop the peppers and tomatoes.
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  • Heat the olive oil in a medium paella pan, add the garlic and onion and cook gently until soft then add the chicken and cook until browned on all sides
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  • Add the peppers and cook for 5 minutes.
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  • Meanwhile, heat the chicken stock.
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  • Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
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  • Add the rice using a soup ladle, counting as you go (you need to add 3 parts water to one part rice) and cook for 5 minutes.
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  • Add the chicken stock again ladle by ladle, season and bring to the boil (do not stir). Reduce the heat cover and simmer for 15 minutes or so.
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  • Than add the prawns, peas and the saffron and continue cooking for a further 10 - 15 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed.
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  • Turn off the heat, cover and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving, garnish with fresh chopped parsley if required.

Serves 8 - 10

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams