Quickie Chicken Paella

Quickie Chicken Paella
Recipe Date:
September 6, 2013
Serving Size:
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 tsp saffron threads
  • 1 1/2 tsps salt
  • 1 1/4 tsps smoked paprika*
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large chicken thighs with skin and bones, excess skin and fat trimmed (about 2 1/2 lbs)
  • 4 ozs 1/4-inch-thick slices fully cooked smoked Spanish chorizo**
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 toasted fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 2 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 14.5oz candiced tomatoes in juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers from jar
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed (about 8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh parsley chopped

Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix white wine and saffron threads in small measuring cup; set aside. Combine salt, smoked paprika, and black pepper in small bowl; rub spice mixture all over chicken thighs. Heat heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and sauté until fat begins to render and sausage browns, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Transfer chorizo to large plate. Add olive oil to skillet. Add chicken thighs to skillet and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to plate with chorizo.

Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Add chopped onion and cook until translucent, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and stir 30 seconds. Add fennel seeds and long-grain rice and stir to coat. Add wine-saffron mixture and bring to boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add chicken broth, tomatoes with juice, and roasted red peppers. Bring to simmer. Stir in browned chorizo. Place chicken thighs, skin side up, atop mixture in skillet. Cover skillet tightly with foil, then cover skillet with lid. Bake paella until rice is almost tender, about 25 minutes.
Transfer chicken to plate. Stir rice with fresh parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. Scatter snap peas over. Return chicken to skillet, nestling into rice. Cover with foil and lid. Bake until snap peas are crisp-tender, rice is tender, and chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes longer.

Phone: 209.728.9817   |   403 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
© Copyright 2019 Newsome Harlow Wines

Cart 0 items: $0.00


Qty Item Description Price Total
  Subtotal $0.00

View Cart

Your Account  |  Log In