Chicken Paella Recipe

Thursday 8 March 2012

I have never tried any paella recipes before but when I got this paella recipe which is from Curtis Stone I thought I would try it. Usually paella recipes have seafood in them but I had all the ingredients required for this one so I took is as a good sign and decided to try it.

I am glad I tried it because this is a good recipe for paella. It is easy has incredible flavour, healthy, and delicious. 

Want to learn how to make paella? Recipe is below. Let's go!

Chicken Paella Recipe
Serves 2 - 3

2 cups water
Small pinch saffron threads
1/2 tbsp olive oil
4 chicken wings (you can mix it up with drumstick as well if you like)
1/4 medium red capsicum, cut into julienne strips
1.5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 tsp paprika
1 cup medium grain rice
1/2 truss tomato, seeded and cut into small dice
1/4 medium brown onion, finely chopped

In saucepan, heat water, turn off heat and add saffron.

Place large frying pan or paella pan over high heat and add oil. Once oil is hot, add chicken and brown on all sides, for about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pan, reduce heat to medium high and return pan to the heat.

Cook the onion, capsicum, garlic and paprika for 3 minutes, or until softened.

Stir in the rice and cook for about 2 minutes or until pan is dry and rice is coated with oil.

Add warmed saffron water to the pan and stir to evenly combine. Add the chicken back to the pan, arranging in a single layer, evenly spaced and bring to a simmer over high heat.

Once pan comes to a full simmer, remove from heat, sprinkle with tomato and season with salt and pepper. Place in oven and cook, uncovered, for about 30 minutes or until the rice is tender and chicken is cooked through.

A sign of a good paella is crisp rice around the sides of the pan.

Stand for a few minutes before serving.


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