One Pot Chicken Chorizo Paella - so delicious and flavorful and all cooked in one pot!

One Pot Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast cut into 1 1/2" pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 2 links chorizo sausage I used Niman Ranch nitrate-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, sliced
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked Bomba rice arborio or medium grain rice
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 3 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen green peas thawed


  1. Season chicken pieces with thyme, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add chicken pieces and saute until lightly browned; remove to a plate,
  3. Place saffron in a small bowl and cover with a little water.
  4. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in pot. Add sausage, onion, pepper and garlic; saute until onions are translucent. Add rice and saute another 2 minutes. Add tomato, paprika, chicken broth and saffron with soaking liquid. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
  5. Add chicken pieces back to pot and sprinkle in peas. Cover and continue to cook another 10 minutes on low, stirring gently a few times to make sure bottom doesn't burn.