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15-Minute Chicken, Chorizo, and Couscous Paella

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This quick and flavorful Chicken, Chorizo, and Couscous Paella is a time-saving version of the classic Spanish dish. Using lean protein, whole-grain couscous, and a medley of spices, it's a nutritious and delicious one-pan meal that can be on your table in just 15 minutes.



  • 1 cup whole-grain couscous
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chicken breast, diced
  • 1 chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving



  1. Cook the whole-grain couscous according to package instructions. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet or paella pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  3. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until softened.

  4. Add diced chicken and sliced chorizo to the skillet. Cook until the chicken is browned and cooked through.

  5. Stir in diced red bell pepper, smoked paprika, ground turmeric, ground cumin, and dried oregano. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the spices are fragrant.

  6. Pour in the diced tomatoes and chicken broth, stirring to combine.

  7. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for 5-7 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

  8. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  9. Fluff the cooked couscous with a fork and add it to the skillet, gently mixing it into the other ingredients.

  10. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

  11. Serve the 15-Minute Chicken, Chorizo, and Couscous Paella hot, with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing.


Enjoy this quick and wholesome one-pan meal that captures the essence of traditional paella in a fraction of the time!

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