How To Cook The Best Chicken Paella

chicken paella in a large black bowl
chicken paella in a large black bowl
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Best Chicken Paella Recipe

Rice is everything in Asia, and this menu is a combination of a side and main course served on one plate. Flavors and scent are irresistible and will satisfy your cravings.
Course Comfort food, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword Chicken recipe, Rice Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 894kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 1 kg Chicken breast
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed into pieces
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 5 cups Water
  • 2 pcs Onion medium
  • 1 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 pc Green pepper medium and diced small
  • 2 cups Rice uncooked
  • 2 large Tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp Saffron
  • 1/2 kg Clams
  • 1/2 kg Shrimp
  • 3 tbsp Cheese
  • 2 pcs Lemon
  • 1 bunch Parsley


  • In a pot, pour 5 cups of water and boil the chicken, season it with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the chicken from the pot and set aside the chicken stock.
  • Shred the boiled chicken into not so small pieces.
  • In another pot, boil clams for 5 minutes or until clam shells opened. Set aside.
  • Put the shrimp in a pan, and season it with salt. Cover and cook for 10 minutes over medium-low heat without water.
  • After 10 minutes, add 1/2 tsp olive oil, and mix it for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, let it cool and shred the shrimp except for the tail. Set aside all the shrimp tails.
  • In a large skillet, saute garlic until golden brown then add onion, bell pepper. Mix for 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Now add paprika, ground black pepper, tomatoes, and green peas. Mix then pour the chicken stock into the large skillet.
  • Bring to boil then add rice, season it with salt and saffron. Bring to boil and cover. Cook until rice grains are soft already.
  • Now add half of the clams and shredded shrimp. Mix well.
  • Transfer your dish into a large bowl then add the remaining clams and shrimp tails.
  • Sprinkle it with parsley on top. Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 894kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 95g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 492mg | Sodium: 2774mg | Potassium: 1596mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3218IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 7mg
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