Keto Paella
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Chicken & Chorizo Cauliflower Keto Paella

Left over roast chicken? Do I have the dish for you!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 301 kcal


  • 2 Chorizo sausages diced
  • 400 grams of chicken thigh or breast, or left over roast chicken meat, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil separated
  • 1/2 head cauliflower grated or food processed to resemble rice
  • 1 small brown onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 red capsicum seeds removed and sliced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth homemade will add a lot of flavour
  • 2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt may require more, depending on the saltiness of your chorizo
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes more or less to your taste
  • Lemon wedges to serve


  1. Prepare all ingredients as instructed above. Using 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, fry the chorizo sausage over medium heat in a large frying pan/paella dish. Fry until the chorizo is golden and crispy, then remove to paper towel, keeping the oil in the pan.
  2. Add the chicken to the chorizo oil and cook over medium heat until cooked through. Remove the chicken, again retaining any oil left in the pan.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pain along with the garlic and diced onion. Sauté over medium heat until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add the sliced capsicum and continue to sauté until the capsicum is softening and the onion is lightly browned.
  5. Add the tomato, chicken broth, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper and chilli flakes and stir to combine. Taste for additional salt, pepper and chilli as this will depend on the chorizo you used.
  6. Let this mixture simmer down for 15 – 20 minutes until it has thickened and the tomato has broken down completely.
  7. Return the chorizo and chicken to the pan, along with the processed cauliflower and stir thoroughly to combine. Simmer over low heat until the cauliflower is tender and liquid absorbed. If it is looking a little dry, you can simmer with a lid on or add a splash more chicken broth. If it is looking to wet, leave the lid off and turn up the heat to medium, stirring regularly.
  8. Serve with lemon wedges and your favourite keto bread.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken & Chorizo Cauliflower Keto Paella
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 838mg36%
Potassium 399mg11%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1220IU24%
Vitamin C 36.1mg44%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.