Baked Paella-Style Rice with Eggs

By Australian Eggs

Baked Paella-Style Rice with Eggs
The whole family will love this delicious and easy to make baked paella-style rice with chicken, chorizo and eggs - a hearty comfort food dish that will warm you from the inside out!


Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups (250g) arborio rice
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp mild paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 ½ cups (375ml) tomato passata
  • 3 cups (750ml) chicken stock
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅓ cup (40g) frozen peas
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley
  • Lemon wedges and crusty bread, to serve



  1. Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C (fan-forced). Heat half the oil in a large deep ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Cook chicken and chorizo, turning, for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and capsicum. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until onion is softened. Add rice, garlic, paprika and oregano and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  3. Add tomato passata and stock. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Stir chicken and chorizo into rice. Cover with lid. Transfer to oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove dish from oven. Crack eggs over rice mixture. Cover with lid. Return to oven for 8-10 minutes or until rice is tender and eggs whites are set.
  5. Meanwhile, place peas in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 2 minutes or until tender. Drain. Scatter peas and parsley over rice. Serve with lemon wedges and crusty bread.


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