Easy Chicken Paella Recipe
This easy chicken paella recipe is a delicious and flavorful one-pan meal that is sure to please the whole family. It is made with simple ingredients and is ready in under an hour. The combination of chicken, vegetables, and rice makes for a hearty and satisfying meal.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the bell pepper, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add the rice and stir to coat with the spices. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the chicken. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Stir in the peas and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through and the chicken is cooked through.
- Stir in the parsley and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
- Serve with lemon wedges.
Serving size: 1/4 of the recipe