Super Simple Paella Recipe with Hello Fresh

*This is a collaborative post with Hello Fresh*

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Super Simple Paella Recipe with Hello Fresh

While I have a whole selection of delicious recipes on my blog, sometimes it is a lot easy to follow someone else's recipe or idea. The recipes that I publish have all been tried and tested, and a lot of practice has gone into making them.

Whenever I cook something for the first time I have to note everything I add into the mix, and every step of the process so that I can reproduce the recipe if the dish is a success.

Super Simple Paella Recipe with Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh recently got in touch with me to introduce me to their recipe index, and to ask if I wanted to give one of their quick and easy recipes a go myself.

You have probably heard of the Hello Fresh boxes, but now you can follow some of the most popular recipes yourself. 

The first one that caught my eye was their 'Record Breaking Chicken Paella'. Simple rice dishes are proper comfort food to me, and the taste of Paella always reminds me of sunshine and summer. 

Super Simple Paella Recipe with Hello Fresh

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Super Simple Paella Recipe

Super Simple Paella Recipe with Hello Fresh

You will need:

1 Red Pepper
1 Yellow Pepper
1 bunch Flat Leaf Parsley
1 Garlic Clove
A handful of Cherry Tomatoes
250f chicken thighs
4 sprigs Rosemary
1 Chicken Stock Pot
4 slices Chorizo
350g Basmati Rice
1 Lemon
600ml boiling water


Remove the stalks and cores from the peppers and cut into thin slices. Peel and grate the garlic (use a garlic press if you have one), finely chop the parsley leaves and cut the tomatoes into quarters. Chop the chicken thighs into bite-sized chunks. Pour the boiling water (amount as stated in the ingredient list) into a jug with the chicken stock pot and stir to dissolve. Pull the rosemary leaves from their sprigs

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, then turn to a high heat. Season your chicken well with salt and pepper. Add your chicken to the pan and fry for a few minutes. Once brown on all sides, remove and keep to the side.

Add another spray of low calorie cooking spray to the frying pan. Add your peppers and tomato.Cook for a few mins until softened. Add in your garlic, your rosemary leaves and the chorizo.

After 3 mins, add the rice and half of your parsley. Cook for a few minutes until your rice absorbs the oil. Add the stock

Add your chicken stock and chicken. Give everything a good stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 15-20 mins. Tip: Don’t stir - a good paella always has a crusty bottom!

Once the liquid has been soaked up, take your paella off the heat. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave for 5 mins. Serve with your remaining parsley and big wedges of lemon.