Quick Paella with Chorizo, Shrimp and Chicken

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup sliced chorizo (about 8 ounces) 

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into cubes 

1 cup chopped Spanish onions (about 1 large)

2 tablespoons finely minced garlic

One 8-ounce box Spanish rice

1 tablespoon tomato paste 

Pinch of saffron threads 

1/2 cup white wine 

1 cup low-sodium chicken stock 

8 ounces peeled, tail-on medium shrimp

8 ounces mussels 

1 cup frozen peas 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup sliced scallions

Directions

In a Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook until it releases its fat. 8 to 10 minutes. Add the chicken, onions and garlic and brown the chicken on all sides, about 10 minutes.

Add the rice and toast for 30 seconds. Add the tomato paste, followed by the saffron and then the wine, stirring. Add the chicken stock, cover and cook--no stirring--for 20 to 25 minutes. By then the rice should be almost done.

Add the shrimp, mussels and peas and continue to cook until the rice is fluffy and the mussels have opened. Season with salt and pepper. Finish with the scallions and serve.

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