Simple Chicken and Sausage Paella

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is it, my first recipe. I've been making this "Paella" for years. It's my husband's favourite. It tastes so good, everyone is always surprised when they hear it was cooked in the Microwave. Adapted from The Canadian Living Cooking Collection Series.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a 12 cup microwaveable dish, combine chopped sausages, onions, green pepper and garlic. Microwave uncovered at a High setting for approximately 4 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Stir halfway.
  2. Add long-grain rice, chopped tomatoes, chicken stock, turmeric and cayenne pepper. Stir and cover. Microwave at a High setting for approximately 8 to 10 minutes until boiling. Stir and cover. Microwave at a Medium setting for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cover. Microwave at a Medium setting for approximately 7 to 9 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink inside and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Let stand covered for another 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with chopped green onions.


Most Helpful

Even better the next day. We made the whole thing on the stovetop, and added some semi cooked chicken and sausage half way through cooking and let it simmer for about an hour in total. We also used brown long grain rice and added a half cup extra of stock. Thanks for posting this easy, tasty recipe!

kelly in TO July 23, 2009

This was very good. I added shrimp and substituted the italian sausage for spicy polish sausage by Hilshire. I also added crushed red pepper for spice.

Chanise August 17, 2008

A very nice recipe, even though I toned down the 'spicy' factor considerably (health concerns)...Even so, if you like 'spicy', I'm certain you'll LOVE this one...Just one TIP for folks that post a 'microwave' recipe...PLEASE post the 'wattage' of the microwave you used, so that the rest of us can adjust the cooktimes of your recipe, so we won't overcook or undercook your 'creation'...Thank you for posting this recipe!

tangible*things March 04, 2006

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