Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Heat olive oil in Large, heavy pot or paella pan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped bacon and cook until fat is rendered about 6 minutes.
  • Using slotted sppon, transfer bacon to paper towel.
  • Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Add chicken to bacon drippings and cook over medium heat unitl brown about 7 minutes per side.
  • Remove chicken from pot.
  • Add chopped onion, chorizo and garilc to same pot and saute' until beginning to brown, scarping away any browned bits about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in rice and saffron. Add clam juice and chicken broth slowly to pan, scraping up brown bits, bring to simmer.
  • If using a paella pan, cover it with foil or pour rice mixture into 15x10x2 glass baking dish.
  • Arrange chicken in rice mixture.
  • Sprinkle with chopped bacon, red pepper and peas, cover dish with foil.
  • Bake paella until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender about 30 minutes. Add mussels and clams from the last 15 minutes, so not to overcook them, total cooking time is 45 minutes.
  • Discard any clams and mussels that did not open.
  • Let paella stand 10 minutes
  • Garnish with parsley
  • Open that bottle of white wine (if you haven't already )
  • Serve with lemon wedges.
  • Whew! But worth it...Enjoy

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    " It was excellent "
    lizzconn ate it and said...
    5 Forks Marky!
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  • mirmar63 9 years ago
    good recipe, but confusing....step 10 says to add the chicken, shrimp, mussels and clams, then in step 12 you say to add those from the last 15 minutes .... i was following this step by step while making it, and realized that the mussels clams and shrimp will be overcooked....
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    This is gorgeous and I adore paella - so this will be appearing at my home very soon. Thanks to you and Renate! Great post, Marky hon...
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    My family will love this. Great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    raelene1951 ate it and said...
    Can I give it a ten?
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    Sounds delish! Got my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Wonderful, wonderful recipe! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Yummy, looks and sounds fantastic. Great post. You have my 5.
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