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    Simple chicken paella

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4


    1 tbsp olive oil
    400g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Soffritto Mix
    400g pack essential Waitrose British Chicken Breast Chunks
    300g Waitrose Bomba Paella Rice
    400g can chopped tomatoes
    600ml chicken stock
    Pinch saffron strands
    200g frozen peas
    2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve


    1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the soffritto and chicken for 5 minutes until the chicken is browned on the outside.

    2. Add the rice and cook for a minute then stir in the tomatoes, stock and saffron. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

    3. Stir in the peas and cook for a further 3–4 minutes until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.

    4. Spoon into bowls, scatter with the parsley and a good grinding of black pepper and serve with a wedge of lemon for squeezing over.

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