One-pot Paella

This one-pot paella is a classic Spanish dish that’s perfect for entertaining or a special dinner at home. The flavorful combination of chicken, shrimp, chorizo, and saffron-infused rice is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings for bold, spicy flavors.

Serves 4-6 people.


  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz Spanish chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups short-grain Spanish rice (such as Arborio or Valencia)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp saffron threads
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  1. In a large pot or paella pan, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes until browned on all sides.
  2. Add the chorizo sausage to the pot and cook for another 3-4 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, and bell peppers to the pot and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Add the rice to the pot and stir well to coat it in the oil and juices.
  5. Add the chicken broth, saffron threads, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot.
  7. Let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
  8. Once the rice is cooked, add the shrimp to the pot and stir well to combine. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  9. Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  10. Serve the paella hot, garnished with fresh parsley if desired.






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