Weeknight Paella

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mommyoffour

This is a super quick paella dish that can be made in about 1/2 an hour. The flavors aren't as complex as the original but this is close. It uses an already cooked rotisserie chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (6 ounce) package chicken and garlic rice vermicelli mix (rice a roni)
  • 1 cup frozen onion and three pepper blend
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 34 cup water
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 12 lb fully cooked chorizo sausage, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 12 cup frozen baby peas
  • 1 rotisserie-cooked chicken, cut into six serving pieces
  • 1 cup cooked deveined peeled medium shrimp, thawed and tails removed


  1. In 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add rice mix and stir fry vegetables; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until rice mix begins to brown.
  3. Stir in broth, water, bay leaf and seasoning packet from rice mix.
  4. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low.
  5. Cover; simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in sausage and peas.
  7. Add chicken pieces.
  8. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low.
  9. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.
  10. Stir in shrimp.
  11. Cover; cook about 5 minutes or until shrimp and chicken are thoroughly heated.
  12. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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