I made the recipe mostly as written, with fresh rosemary, but my big change was that I didn't use the sausage. It was still amazing. People think of paella as being difficult but it wasn't, at all. I loved the flavor combination, and the peas and asparagus were amazing. I made it for company and they were impressed. Even though it's a hands-on dish, if you prep everything ahead of company coming, it goes quickly. And then the 10 minutes in the oven at the end allows you to do any last minute prep of the rest of the meal, like dressing a salad.
Chicken and Shrimp Paella
karendb Posted: 11/20/10
SarahP Posted: 04/19/11
this is so good and easy!
rbraposo Posted: 06/20/11
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Marchiori Posted: 07/22/11
This was easy to prepare and tasted great. It was a little too spicy for my 2 yr old and 5 yr old but my husband and I loved it. I added artichoke hearts and only used 4 chicken thighs but otherwise followed the recipe. The rice was a little crunchy so I might give it a few extra minutes next time before adding the shrimp, asparagus, and peas. I will make it again for dinner guests.
kimberlywo Posted: 07/15/11
This was the best Paella!! Very easy to prepare. I used artichoke hearts instead of the red bell pepper and canned tomatoes instead of fresh. I also used smoked paprika and added chopped cilantro just before serving. Can't wait to make this for a dinner party!
Dnk831 Posted: 02/15/12
Simple and delicious paella recipe.....only had boneless chicken breasts and 1/2 pound of the shrimp and had canned lentils in the house (no saffron). That said, the dish was really good and will become a regular meal in this household
pmarie Posted: 04/23/12
Really nice version of paella; I particularly liked the addition of asparagus instead of the usual peas or green beens. Good balance of spices. For the one reviewer who was concerned about the crusty rice, that is what paella should be like on the bottom. Crisp, crusty and even a little blackened (but not burnt). The crust is called the Socarrat.
MimiMartha Posted: 03/11/12
This recipe makes a lot! I will envite a few people to share it with next time. Very tasty. Added a little more sausage and shrimp than the recipe called for. Prepped all ingredients first and added like an assembly line into one pan. It was fun and the first time I ever bought saffron!
cprnncc Posted: 03/02/13
I've made this over and over and its always a hit. Sometimes I add baby clams, scallops but whatever changes I make I use the basic recipe. I've doubled it and served it to company with homemade sangria. Try it you'll love it!
bebeth1970 Posted: 10/15/13
The entire family enjoyed it. But will add a little more salt next time.
steponme Posted: 06/01/14
Delicious and a lot of prep, but once everything is skinned, chopped and minced, it comes together quite quickly. Only change I made was using precooked frozen shrimp that I already had in the freezer. I thawed it half way in the refrigerator and then ran under cold water in a colander just before adding it to the pan in the oven; it was perfect, not over cooked at all and a time saver on the prep.
jspicest Posted: 09/15/13
A lot more work than I envisioned when I read the recipe, but in the end it was worth it. Delish! I followed the directions exactly, except that I cooked in the oven for 12 minutes after I added the shrimp instead of 5. The rice was the perfect consistency and the flavors blended well. I will come back to this recipe the next time I'm craving paella.