Cook the rice according to package directions and set aside. Saute the linguiga and set aside. Saute the onions and peppers in the linguiga fat.
Add the chicken, adding more oil if necessary, and cooking until the chicken is browned. Combine the rice with the vegetable mixture. Add the clams and cover the pan. Cook gently, adding the peas and linguiga. When the clams are opened, the paella is done.