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This Easy Chicken Paella Recipe is a one pan dinner that makes a great weeknight meal. Fewer than 10 ingredients, about a half an hour and dinner is served with a little Spanish flair.
One Pan Chicken Paella
This paella recipe is a straight forward version of the favorite Spanish dish. Quick and easy enough for a weeknight dinner and requires only one pan. Less dishes to wash...Yay!
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How Do You Make Paella
- Brown the chicken. Set aside.
- Sauté onion and peppers then add rice and garlic.
- Add tomatoes, spices and Swanson® Chicken Broth. Cover and cook for `15-20 minutes (without stirring) until liquid is absorbed.
- Add in fresh peas and return chicken to pan.
- Turn the burner to high for a minute, turn it off and leave the pan on the burner for several minutes. This is a little bit of a cheater way to get that crisp bottom. Just be careful not to burn it.
- Serve with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.
What Is Paella and Where Is It From
Typically paella begins with Spanish rice, meat, green beans or peas, and spices. You can add or subtract to your preferences. This Chicken Paella Recipe also includes a tomato base, onions, peppers and paprika.
Paella originates from Valencia, Spain. This recipe is not an authentic Valencian paella as that involves beans, rosemary, rabbit and sometimes snails.
What Is The Best Rice To Use For Paella
Short round grain white rice is essential to the dish. I go as far as ordering authentic Spanish rice because it is high quality and lasts quite awhile since a little bit goes a long way. Please note that if using a different variety of rice than listed in this recipe, you may need to adjust the amount of liquid.
What Is The Crispy Rice In Paella Called
Socarrat. It is the crispy bottom on the paella dish and it is the treasured bite. This is why we try not to stir this dish (think the opposite of risotto). At the very end I crank up the burner to high for a minute, turn it off and leave the pan on the burner for several minutes. This is a little bit of a cheater way to get that crisp bottom. Just be careful not to burn it.
What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Paella
- Chicken Thighs
- Sweet Onion
- Red Bell Pepper
- Spanish Rice
- Crushed Tomatoes
- Smoked Paprika
- Swanson® Chicken Broth
- Fresh Shelled Peas
**Use leftover chicken broth when making rice, mashed potatoes or steaming vegetables** Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
Nutrition Information Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 462Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 148mgSodium 858mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 5gSugar 11gProtein 32g
**Use leftover chicken broth when making rice, mashed potatoes or steaming vegetables**
Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.