Skillet Paella

Campbell's Skillet Paella Recipe

When asked for tips regarding making authentic paella, Spanish chefs agree on one thing: it's all about the rice.  Good flavor and texture are vital, and preparation requires a tad of skill.  But don't worry- once you make your first paella, you will be so pleased with your creation that you can't help but dream about the next one!

At a glance

Prep

15 min.

Total

1 hr. 25 min.

Serves

6

Cook: 1 hr. 10 min.

Made With

  • Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Broth

    Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Broth

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What You'll Need

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 6 drumsticks)
1 small onion, diced
1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
2 ounces to 3 ounces Spanish-style dried chorizo sausages, chopped
4 cans (10 1/2 ounces each ) Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Broth
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Spanish paprika (hot or mild)
1/2 cup undrained canned diced tomatoes
1 pinch saffron
1/4 teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper
1 drained jarred pimiento (piquillo pepper), cut into strips
6 fresh green beans

How to Make It

  • 1

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat.  Add the chicken and onion and cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is browned on all sides.  Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  • 2

    Add the rice and sausage to the skillet and cook for 7 minutes or until the rice turns opaque, stirring occasionally.

  • 3

    Stir 3 cans broth, garlic, paprika, tomatoes and saffron, if desired, in a large measuring cup.  Stir the broth mixture in the skillet.  Reduce the heat to low.  Season with the salt and black pepper.

  • 4

    Return the chicken to the skillet.  Cook for 15 minutes.  Cook for 20 minutes more, adding 1/2 cup remaining broth every 10 minutes if no broth is visible among the rice.

  • 5

    Cover the skillet and cook for 10 minutes.  Remove the skillet from the heat.  Top with the pimiento and green beans.  Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

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  • Ingredient Note: Pimientos (or Spanish piquillo peppers), are not spicy, but rich in roasted red pepper flavor.  Similar to a bell pepper, pimientos are used to stuff olives and make pimiento cheese.  You can find whole, jarred pimientos in the pickle section of most grocery stores.
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