New Orleans-Style Paella

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 2hrs




  • Season cut-up chicken with salt and pepper to taste. (I cut breasts into smaller pieces).
  • Heat olive oil; add chicken and brown on all sides.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and oregano; cover and cook until chicken is tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Saute onion and garlic in pan drippings until tender. Stir in parsley and jalapeno.
  • In another pot with tight fitting lid, melt butter; add rice and turmeric; saute over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and salt; bring to a boil; cover and cook over low heat 17 minutes.
  • Add onion and garlic; mix together.
  • Arrange in layers in a 4 quart casserole the rice, chicken, shrimp, sausage and ham.
  • Bake 350 degree oven about 30 minutes.
  • Note: Shelled raw shrimp can be cooked in the microwave. Place shrimp in a microwavable bowl, uncovered and microwave full power for approximately 4 minutes; stirring half way inbetween just until they turn pink. Let stand for 2 minutes. Do not over cook.