Ultimate Spanish Paella

"This has a lot of ingredients, but is very easy to put together. Very delicious served with a hot crusty bread."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • In a paella pan or a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat; add chicken and sausage.
  • Cook, stirring until browned, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken and sausage to a paper towel-lined plate; cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Drain off fat from paella pan.
  • Wipe pan clean.
  • In the same skillet, heat remaining oil.
  • Add garlic and yellow onion.
  • Cook, stirring until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add rice and turmeric.
  • Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes longer.
  • Add broth to pan.
  • Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Return chicken and sausage to pan.
  • Add bell pepper, green onions, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and peas; cook until shrimp are opague, about 5 minutes longer.

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  1. yhissahotmail.com
    This is an excellent recipe. I added extra seafood. Great flavor!!
  2. newmama
    i am not going to rate this, just review it. i though it was tasty but made a few changes: no shrimp (ds is allergic), used anduille sausage instead of chorizo , and both saffron AND turmeric. i felt that it was lacking something.. can't put my finger on what, but it needed more flavor or something. i will make it again and play with it. thanks!
  3. packeyes
    Very easy and scrumptious recipe. A few things I would alter - I would cut the chicken into smaller bite size portions (personal preference). I would also get the rice cooking first and once that is simmering then cook the chicken and sausage in a separate pan at the same time. That would save about 20 min. of cooking time. Very good and I will use again! Thank you for posting this recipe!


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