Chicken and Shrimp Paella

Chicken and Shrimp Paella

Looking for the perfect recipe for entertaining? This delicious chicken and shrimp paella recipe from Chef Mike Ward is a flavorful dish for any occasion.

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Chicken and Shrimp Paella

Prep time: 40 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 8 bone-in (skinless chicken thighs)
  • 8 bone-in (skinless chicken drumsticks)
  • 1 pound 450 g peeled and de-veined frozen medium shrimp, thawed
  • 4 tbsp 60 mL olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 links (115 g/4 oz precooked Spanish chorizo, chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 red bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 2 boxes (591 mL frozen peas)
  • 2 cans (29 oz/858mL diced tomatoes, in juice)
  • 2 cans (29 oz/858mL reduced-sodium chicken broth)


Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium-high.

Working in batches, cook chicken (do not crowd pot) until browned for about 7 to 8 minutes, turning once. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Reserve pot.

Place bell pepper, chorizo, onion, garlic and tomatoes (with their juice) in pot. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated; about 4 to 6 minutes.

Add rice, stirring until translucent around edges; about 1 to 2 minutes.

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