Test Recipe


3-5 people

Cook Time

45 minutes 


  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ # chicken thighs, chunks
  • S&P 
  • 4 oz chorizo, sliced
  • 2 shallots or green onions
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • ½ sweet peppers, small dice
  • 1-2 baby carrots, small dice
  • ½ rib celery, small dice
  • 1 ¼ cup short grain rice
  • 2 ½ cups broth 
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • Pinch saffron
  • Assorted shellfish such as shrimp, clams, mussels; raw, in cleaned shells 
  • 2 oz green peas


  1. Season chicken with S&P, heat olive oil to coat paella pan
  2. Cook chicken slightly on medium-low heat.
  3. Turn chicken over then add chorizo to pan once chicken has started cooking. 
  4. Discard chicken tongs.
  5. Add vegetables, sweat on medium-low heat for 3 mins, do not brown.
  6. Add rice, bay, thyme and saffron, combine well with veggie mixture. 
  7. Add broth, bring to a boil, stirring once with a wooden spoon.
  8. Reduce to medium-low heat, cover and cook for 20-25 mins, do not stir anymore.
  9. Once all liquid is 90% absorbed, remove bay and thyme, add shelled shellfish hinge side down, cover and cook until shells all open, about 5 mins. 
  10. Then add peas and deshelled shellfish, cook till shrimp are bright red and firm, ENJOY!!
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