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Chicken and pea paella

Serves 4 Takes 45 mins to cook Takes  15 mins to prepare 1 5 a day portions


1 tbsp olive oil 

2 x chicken breast fillets, diced 

250g Paella or long grain rice 

1/2 tsp ground paprika 

750ml very low-salt chicken stock  

100g green beans, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm lengths 

100g frozen peas 

4 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced 

75g soft cheese


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes until it is white all over.
  2. Add the paella rice and paprika and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Pour in the chicken stock. Stir well and bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer
  4. After 15 minutes, add the green beans, peas and spring onions. Cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring from time to time until the rice and veg are tender.
  5. Stir in the soft cheese until combined.

 Serve with a small salad on the side.


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