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Homemade Spanish Paella-Style One-Pot Chicken & Shrimp Rice with green beans

Spanish Paella-Style One-Pot Chicken & Shrimp Rice

This paella-inspired rice packs a lot of fire-y flavours and definitely satisfies a paella-craving that can easily be made at home
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish


  • 150 g Chicken thigh fillet don't substitute with breast!
  • 200 g Fresh (raw) shrimps peeled
  • 2 cloves Garlic sliced
  • 1 Small white onion chopped
  • 1 Red pepper chopped
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste concentrate
  • 150 g Paella rice washed
  • 250 ml Chicken stock
  • 100 ml Hot water
  • 4 tsp Smoked Paprika divide into two parts
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp White pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Chili flakes optional
  • Olive oil


  • Roughly cut chicken thigh into 1-2 inch cubes. Marinate with 1 tsp olive oil, half the paprika (2 tsp), white pepper, salt and chili flakes (if you like a spicy kick). Set aside.
  • Heat a large pot to medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp of olive oil, sauté the garlic for 15-20 seconds, and add shrimps. Toss shrimps until they just turn orange - about 1-2 mins. They don't need to be thoroughly cooked. Remove shrimps from pan (keep the juice) and set aside. 
  • Add 1 tsp olive oil into the same pan. Sauté onions and red peppers for 3-5 mins. Add paprika (2 tsp), turmeric and salt. Add tomato purée and mix.
  • Add the chicken chunks and fry them for about 2-3 mins until the outer layer looks cooked. They don't need to be thoroughly cooked at this point.
  • Add the rice. Toss and incorporate for about 5 mins.
  • Add the chicken stock and extra water. Turn the heat to low-medium, and cover and let it boil for about 10 mins.
  • Add back in the shrimp and its juices. Cover again, until the rice absorbs all the liquids, about 10 mins.
    Homemade Spanish Paella One Pot Chicken Shrimp Rice in Pan
  • Toss, mix and serve! 
Keyword Chicken, Dinner, Rice, Shrimp