Scoop of seafood Paella on a wooden spoon.

Chicken Thighs and Shrimp Paella Recipe

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La Paella is a traditional dish from Spain.


Easy Shrimp Paella is super easy to make and it’s infused with the most delicious flavorful taste.

The king ingredient for Easy Paella Recipe is saffron.  It is one of the most rare & expensive seasonings, which usually cost around $20 for 0.03oz.

I noticed that my local Fred Meyer store sometimes has sale on seasonings and sometimes you can buy saffron for just $7.99.  Saffron adds a rich flavor to Paella Dish.

Scoop of seafood Paella on a wooden spoon.

This Chicken Shrimp Paella Recipe is made of amazing ingredients like saffron, homemade chicken broth, chicken thighs, shrimp, peas, garlic, tomato, onion, paella rice, and garnished with fresh parsley.

Doesn’t it sounds amazing already?!?

Perfect dinner idea in just under 1 hour. Have you ever tried Spanish Paella?

How to make Seafood Paella?

Here is the printable recipe of this delicious Paella, scroll down to see step by step picture instructions.

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Chicken Thighs and Shrimp Paella Recipe

Chicken Thighs and Shrimp Paella Recipe - made of shrimps, chicken thighs, homemade broth, saffron, paprika, peas, garlic and etc. Make this flavorful and delicious dinner recipe in just under 1 hour. Enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: One Pot Meal
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: chicken, rice, shrimp
Servings: 6
Author: Love Keil

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 to mato cubed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cup hot chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon Saffron crushed
  • 1 1/2 cup Paella rice short grain rice (washed)
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Add olive oil to Paella pan, fry chicken on a medium high heat, until brown on both sides, about 15minutes total.
  • Add onion, saute until translucent color about 3-5 minutes.
  • Turn the heat to medium low, add garlic, saute for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato and paprika, saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add hot chicken broth and saffron, bring it to a boil.
  • Add rice, turn the heat to medium high and boil it uncovered for 17 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and peas, boil it uncovered, on medium high heat for another 3 minutes.
  • Cover with foil paper or lid and let Paella rest for 5 minutes.

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ingredients to make shrimp paella.Lets begin.

First prepare all of the ingredients for this recipe, it makes cooking much relaxing.
Paella skillet with oil.
Then season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.  Next, add olive oil to Paella pan, fry chicken on a medium high heat, until brown on both sides, about 15 minutes total.

Fried chicken thighs inside paella skillet.Add onion, saute until translucent color about 3-5 minutes.

Fried chicken plus added chopped onion inside paella skillet.Turn the heat to medium low, add garlic, saute for 1 minute.

Saute onion with fried chicken plus added garlic inside paella skillet.Paprika added into paella skillet.After add chopped tomato and paprika, saute for 2 minutes.

Chopped tomato added into paella skillet.Chicken broth added into paella skillet. Add hot chicken broth and saffron, bring it to a boil.

Saffron added into paella.Paella skillet filled with chicken broth, chicken, tomato, and saffron.Rice added into paella.Add rice, turn the heat to medium high and boil it uncovered for 17 minutes.

Raw shrimp added into paella.Sweet peas added into shrimp paella.Add shrimp and peas, boil it on medium high heat for another 3 minutes.
Final shot of Chicken and Shrimp Paella inside the skillet, ready to be eaten. Finally turn off the heat, cover with foil paper or a lid and let Paella rest for 5 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges. Enjoy!

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Chicken and Shrimp Paella inside the skillet, ready to be eaten.

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12 thoughts on “Chicken Thighs and Shrimp Paella Recipe

  1. This recipe looks super flavorful. I bought saffron for a recipe months ago and have been looking for another to use some more of it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I couldn’t find “paella” rice but did find a short grain rice. Thankfully, I read the bag because the majority of short grain rice requires 45 minutes to cook and at least 10 minutes to steam. Something to consider when cooking this recipe. Also, add chorizo it’ll boost the flavor in a great way. This recipe had great taste just took almost twice as long to cook as I anticipated. Thanks for hooking us up!

    1. Thank you so much Kim for sharing your cooking experience and giving a great tip about cooking with different rice I am sure it will be helpful for my readers! You are awesome and I am glad you liked this paella recipe!

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