Easy one-pan chicken paella

A large skillet with colourful dish, a spoon, small dishes of food and vine tomatoes.
A colourful and cheerful rice dish that your whole family will love. Everything is cooked together in one large pan. Can you imagine the ‘wow’ when you place it on the dinner table?

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4 people


  • 1 box 350g Diamond Rice Risotto - Family Pack Chicken
  • 4 fresh chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ red capsicum sliced
  • ½ yellow capsicum sliced
  • 100 g mushrooms halved
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 50 g green beans trimmed
  • 2 ½ cups hot water
  • ½ tin chopped tomatoes 200g
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Superb Herb parsley
  • Lemon wedges
  • Grated parmesan cheese optional


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large frypan and cook chicken drumsticks over medium heat turning often until golden brown all over and almost cooked through. This will take 10-15 minutes depending on the size of the drumsticks. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining oil. Saute the rice for two minutes then add capsicums and mushrooms. Stir a few times.
  • Pour in 2 1/2 cups of hot water, the chopped tomato, turmeric & the risotto flavour sachet and stir. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to low.
  • Arrange the cooked chicken, capsicums & mushrooms attractively on the surface of rice and cover with a lid. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add green beans and cherry tomatoes to the pan and cover, simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with lemon wedges and grated parmesan.(optional).
Keyword kid friendly, weekly menu
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For a different spin on this cheat chicken paella, try a different rice risotto flavour pack or turn your leftovers into delicious risotto cakes.

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