Meal #39: Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Seems like we’re shifting to meaty dishes now – here’s a double-whammy with sausage and chicken.


  • 1/2 cup rice
    • Unbelievable, the recipe book actually listed rice as an ingredient instead of leaving it up to us – this might be the first time we’ve seen that
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces chorizo sausage
  • 1 chicken breast
    • Tenderloins or bust
  • 1 onion
  • 3/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron threads
    • No one can afford these and it’s unlikely they make a huge difference in taste
  • 1/4 cup green olives
    • Also known as “the rest of the leftover olives that have been in the fridge for a while”
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
    • No peas in this house, just edamame

Finished Product

This looked too good in the pan to wait until plating to take a picture. Super tasty, and we used it to feed a special guest – it made well over 5 individual servings, so we had no shortage of tasty paella.