Easy Chicken and Seafood Paella

Easy Chicken and Seafood Paella
Easy Chicken and Seafood Paella

To me Paella reminds me of Spain. I feel like I am on holiday every time I have a Paella, It’s like sunshine on a plate. This version of Chicken And Seafood Paella might not be the traditional way of making Paella but it is easy and kids friendly. And you know I am all about getting kids to try new recipes. EmJ calls this “yellow rice” and we would have it at least once a month. Please feel free to change the protein to suit. I have use chicken wings, pork belly basically any bits I have in the fridge. I have made this paella recipe using both Paella rice and risotto rice and they both turn out great so I won’t worry too much is you can not find Paella rice. You might also notice that I did not use saffron in this recipe, that is because I can not afford it. Enjoy. Thank you very much for visiting and see you again soon, Don’t miss another recipe, sign up for our monthly newsletter, delivered to your inbox. Stay in touch,  let us know how you did with our recipes  on Facebook, instagram, twitter and Pinterest. Note: English is not my first language. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical error.

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My easy version of Spanish Paella. Using what is in your store cupboard to make this great family meal for all to enjoy together.
Easy Chicken and Seafood Paella
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 Chicken thighs
  • 150 g raw prawns peeled and cleaned
  • 150 g baby squid cleaned and sliced
  • 200 g chorizo
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 500 g paella rice
  • 1/2 tbs Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tbs paprika
  • 1 Chicken stock cube
  • 1 lt boiling water
  • salt and pepper
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 Chicken thighs
  • 150 g raw prawns peeled and cleaned
  • 150 g baby squid cleaned and sliced
  • 200 g chorizo
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 500 g paella rice
  • 1/2 tbs Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tbs paprika
  • 1 Chicken stock cube
  • 1 lt boiling water
  • salt and pepper
Easy Chicken and Seafood Paella
Instructions
  1. First fry the chicken thighs in very little olive oil in a large pan, till the skins are golden. Removed onto a plate. Drain the oil leaving about a table spoon full, add the onion and fry till soft but not brown.
  2. Add in the chorizo and cook for a few minutes, return the chicken to the pan. Turn the heat low and add in all the spices and stock cube, let the spices get to now each other.
  3. Now add the rice and give it a good stir to coat the rice, then add in the water. Give it a good mix and season well. Bright to the boil then turn the heat as low as you can, leave the rice to cook with the lid on (leaving a very small gap to let out the steam) for about 30 mins. checking every 10 minutes to ensure that the rice is cooking evenly. You might need to stir it, but please do not over stir.
  4. Stir in the red pepper, peas and seafood and cook for 10 mins. Check seasoning, adjust as require. Once the rice are cooked, leave it on the stove with the lid off for final 5 minutes to dry out the rice and have that crispy bottom.


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