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Autumn Paella With Chicken, Sausage, Shrimp, and Olives

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“Use a paella pan.”
1hr 35mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pan, heat the broth, salt, and saffron over medium heat until steaming; do not boil.
  2. Cover, decrease heat to very low, and keep warm without simmering.
  3. Heat a 14-inch paella pan over medium heat.
  4. Swirl in the olive oil; then add the sausage.
  5. Cook until browned, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  6. Transfer sausage to a large plate.
  7. Add chicken thighs to paella pan; cook, turning a couple of times, until browned, about 8 minutes; transfer to the plate as well.
  8. Position oven rack in the center of oven and preheat oven the 375°.
  9. Meanwhile, pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from the pan; add in onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  10. Pour in the tomatoes and sherry; stir in the smoked paprika and thyme; bring to a simmer.
  11. Continue cooking until almost all the liquid in the pan has been absorbed, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  12. Stir in the rice; continue stirring over the heat until translucent, about 1 minute.
  13. Pour in the warmed broth mixture; bring to a full simmer.
  14. Decrease heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  15. Return the chicken thighs and sausage to the pan, tucking them into the simmering rice.
  16. Arrange the shrimp over the top of the dish, pressing them down just slightly into the sauce.
  17. Sprinkle the olives over the dish.
  18. Place in the oven and bake about 15-20 minutes or until the chicken thighs are cooked.
  19. Transfer to a wire rack, cover tightly with foil, and set aside at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

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