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Slow Cooker Paella with Chicken, Chorizo and Shrimp

This no hassle one-pot dish will be ready when you come in from work, giving you’re the taste of the Mediterranean in the comfort of your home.

Written by High Life North
Published 18.01.2022

Serves: 4-6



Generous pinch saffron strands

960ml hot chicken or fish stock (or broth)

2 tbsp olive oil

1 spicy chorizo ring, chopped (approx. 200g)

1 large yellow onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

100g green beans, sliced (optional – leave out if using peas)

250g long grain rice

5 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless, diced

240g diced tomatoes fresh or canned

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

2 bay leaves (optional)

960ml chicken stock

12 large raw shrimp with shells or peeled

130g frozen peas if not using green beans

Salt and pepper to season

Lemon juice, to taste

3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Lemon wedges, to serve


Add the saffron strands to the hot chicken (or fish) stock, stir and leave them to infuse.

If your slow cooker allows for sear and stew, add the oil and heat. Add the chorizo, onion and peppers sauté, stirring, until the chorizo starts to release some of its spicy oil and vegetables soften. Alternatively, do this in a pan and transfer to the slow cooker.

Add minced garlic and the rice and stir to combine. If you are using green beans, then add these now.

Stir in the chicken, tomatoes, seasoning and stock—cover and cook on the high setting for 90 minutes.

Remove the lid and add the shrimp and frozen peas (if used as an alternative to the green beans). Push the shrimp into the paella, cover and cook for a further 20-30 minutes or until the rice is cooked to your liking.

Remove and discard the bay leaves and check the seasoning, adding salt and pepper as needed. Stir in lemon juice and chopped parsley.

Turn onto a platter, serve with lemon wedges – enjoy!



Recipe credit: Supergolden Bakes

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