Easy Shrimp & Chicken Paella Recipe

Easy Shrimp & Chicken Paella Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Paella is a famous Spanish rice dish loaded with either seafood, chicken, or both, and is so flavorful that you just can’t stop eating it. If you haven’t tried this before, then you should definitely check out this recipe, and whip this up at home. You can level up this recipe by adding in any toppings that you want and make this dish even more loaded and hearty than it already is.


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This is perfect for dinner time or for parties and special occasions, this is a food that your guests will definitely keep coming back for until it’s all gone. This is very easy to make and you can prepare everything all in one pan. Learn how to cook this shrimp and chicken paella now with the help of this video tutorial by TheCooknShare on YouTube!

Ingredients for Paella:

  • 3 medium boneless chicken breast
  • 1 cup of paella rice or short to medium-grain rice
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onions, diced
  • 3 tbsp of garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • ½ cup of frozen peas
  • 10-14 large fresh shrimps, deveined and shelled
  • 8 ounces of diced tomatoes or freshly chopped tomatoes
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp of saffron

How to Make Paella:

Step 1

Place a pan over medium-high heat, then heat the olive oil, and add the chopped chicken. Cook them for about 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned, then set them aside, and in the same pan, add the onions, garlic, and bell pepper.

Step 2

Season them with salt and pepper, then stir everything together, and saute them for about 3 minutes. Put the chicken back into the pan, then add in the diced tomatoes, rice, and paprika, and give them a good stir until well combined.

How to Make Paella at Home
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Step 3

Pour in the chicken stock followed by the saffron, then bring them to a simmer, and leave to a simmer for about 20 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the liquid. Add more stock as needed until the rice is fully cooked.

Step 4

Place all the shrimp around the sides, and sprinkle the peas all over. Cover the pan, then continue to simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes, then garnish with lemon or parsley, and serve warm. Enjoy!

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Easy Shrimp & Chicken Paella Recipe

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Easy Shrimp & Chicken Paella Recipe

Easy Shrimp & Chicken Paella Recipe

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