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Saturday, August 12, 2023

Paella Easy Recipe - Chicken Dish


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Paella Easy Recipe - Chicken Dish


1 1/2 pound chicken, cut up (can use thighs and legs)
1/2 pound large shrimp
3/4 pound clams or mussels
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 medium ripe tomato, peeled
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 can pimentos
1 cup canned peas or frozen peas
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups rice
1/4 teaspoon saffron
1 lemon, cut in wedges for decoration


Saute the chicken in hot olive oil and then put in a casserole, covering the chicken with 4 cups of water. Boil for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, saute the green pepper, onion, and garlic in a shallow skillet or pan. Add chopped tomato. Wash the seafood, peel shrimp if needed, and add the small clams to the skillet or paella pan. Add peas and pimento to the skillet or pan, then add saffron and chicken. Wash the rice and add to the pan. Cover the mixture with 4 cups of water or chicken broth. Stir until the ingredients are well mixed. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes and then leave on a low flame until rice is tender and dry (20 to 30 minutes). Decorate the finished dish with lemon wedges and pimento if desired.

Another method of cooking the rice is to boil it and place it in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, then turn the heat down to 300 degrees Fahrenheit for another 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven and cover for 5 minutes. Serves 6 to 8 people.

My Thoughts:

What a wild and busy work week. I didn't get to help my daughter with the local farmer's market the week, where she usually sells her baked goods. She had a dental appointment and it was during the time the market was open. We currently live about forty minutes away from the dentist's office. She has had the same dentist for years and I don't want to take her anywhere else. I pride myself and making sure my kids have good dental health. My daughter's wisdom teeth are coming in straight and no issues there so it looks like I won't have to worry about having her wisdom removed.

An update and what my daughter is wanting to do with her baking. She is saving money for a new countertop mixer. The mixer is not cheap but it is a good goal for her to reach and will make her baking for the farmer's market easier. She also wants to buy glass cookie jars to put her cookies in for display. A larger table would be good and she is definitely wanting that as well.

Oh, and I found out through social media that my sister had a car accident and totaled her Mercedes. She is ok but I'm a little surprised my mom did not let me know. Isn't it a big deal when a family member has a car accident? It's just my thoughts on the subject. 

More Information On Paella:

It is said that Paella was first cooked by Valencian farmers. Yep, Eastern Spain is where the dish originally came from. As you read in the recipe ingredients there's shrimp, mussels, and chicken. Old-timers use to put rabbit and duck meat in the dish as well. Original recipes have no seafood in them. It has evolved into what it is today because of time and culture. If you would like to read more about the history of Paella you might find it interesting.


Did you enjoy finding this recipe for Paella? If you did enjoy this recipe, maybe you will enjoy my last easy recipe for Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings. Give it a read and share it with a friend.

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Have you seen other recipes for Paella? Do you consider this an easy recipe? I would love to know your thoughts on this. If you have tried a similar recipe please let me know what it is. Maybe you have a picture of the Paella you have cooked. I will be glad to share it with your link on my social media or even in one of my blog posts.

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