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Slow Cooker Easiest-Ever Paella

Personally, I think that paella is one of the best dishes around, even though it's something that I don't often make. It's great because of the flavors in it and the fact that whether you love chicken, sausage, or shimp, there's something in this dish for you!

For those of you unfamiliar with the dish, it's a staple in Spain and my first introduction was indeed in a high school Spanish class. I've been in love ever since and if you haven't had it before, I definitely suggest you try it! And since this does look like an easy recipe, maybe I'll be having one of my favorite dishes more often!

Easiest Ever Paella
Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Recipes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Makes about 6 servings.

8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 inch pieces
8 ounces fully cooked andouille sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 can (14 ounces each) reduced sodium chicken broth
1 can (14.5 ounce) no salt added diced tomatoes
2 packages (5.6 ounces each) Spanish rice mix
1 cup frozen loose-pack petite peas
1/2 cup frozen chopped onion
1 cup frozen cooked shrimp, thawed


1. In a 4 quart slow cooker, stir together chicken, sausage, chicken broth, undrained tomatoes, rice mix, peas, and onion until thoroughly combined.

2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Stir in shrimp. Cover; cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until shrimp is heated through.

feralcook feralcook 3 years 39 weeks
I tried this. It's more like a mix of jambalaya and paella rather than a straight paella. The ingredients were good, but I would definitely NOT RECOMMEND the cooking method. As stated above, this was nowhere near done after cooking in a slow cooker for 2 hours. Much better method is to put the ingredients above (I also mixed in some red&green bell peppers, and included yellow rice with some extra broth) in a regular pot and slow boil over medium-high heat for about 25 minutes, add shrimp and turn to low temp for another 10-15 minutes. Came out great. I also have to agree that it's a little distasteful to add a stock photo of paella to a recipe that has little resemblance to the actual dish.
cms424 cms424 4 years 29 weeks
I had the same problem as the person above. 2 hours didn't even put a dent in the rice. I wound up dumping the whole thing into a pot and cooking it on the stove, covered, for about 15 minutes and it came out very nicely!
dknzca dknzca 4 years 44 weeks
I tried this recipe today. I cooked the rice for ages yet I still had individual bits of rice that just weren't cooked. the rest ended up going to mush as I thought it needed more liquid. maybe rice isn't made for a slow cooker? Or I'm not....
NotMeAnymore NotMeAnymore 6 years 8 weeks
Gee, could you be any more abrupt, Hannah? No, it doesn't look like the original recipe. But that's really no reason to be rude.
hannahw444 hannahw444 6 years 8 weeks
How is this picture even CLOSE to the actually recipe? You've got, 1. chicken drumsticks instead of 1- inch pieces 2. green peppers, where's that in the recipe? 3. a cast iron skillet, no slow-cooker. Misleading much??
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years 35 weeks
I'm passing this along to my stepdad, the biggest paella fan in the world!!
Catipa Catipa 8 years 36 weeks
Looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe :)
bookgirl bookgirl 8 years 36 weeks
Mmm...sounds good. I love Semi-Homemade, that show is great!
tink_fan tink_fan 8 years 36 weeks
mmmm i so love paella
mominator mominator 8 years 36 weeks
This looks good. Looks like a Jambalaya.
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years 36 weeks
Mmmm I love paella!!! This restaurant I used to work at made an AWESOME vegetable paella... Wish I had the recipe!! :irk:
brenababy brenababy 8 years 36 weeks
This looks and sounds soo yummy!! I am starving! :)
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years 36 weeks
LOVE paella. Thank youuuuu! Style Before Comfort!
partysugar partysugar 8 years 36 weeks
Oh Spanish rice dishes are the best!!
Marci Marci 8 years 36 weeks
Ohhhhh, I LOVE paella. LOVE it!!
VaneM77 VaneM77 8 years 36 weeks
OMG Paella is amazing!!! I love it! I am definitely hungry now, haha
Hootie Hootie 8 years 36 weeks
My family will love this, thanks!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years 36 weeks
I love the paella with EVERYTHING in it, like prawns, mussels, chicken, chorizo, etc. ... delicious! I add saffron to mine as well.
suebree96 suebree96 8 years 36 weeks
Sounds yummy!! I've never had it before but I know my mother loves it. I will have to try this one. Thanks for the recipe. :)
ALSW ALSW 8 years 36 weeks
I'm not sure that I have saffron at home - it's really not something that I make. But I'm hoping to, so I'll have to pick some up!
stylysh stylysh 8 years 36 weeks
i absoultely LOVE paella...and it is easy to make and a whole meal in one've got your rice, meats, veges everything! I noticed that your recipe doen't have saffron in it...saffron is the heart of a good paella...try it with a pinch of saffron once and you'll never go without it again! :drool:
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years 36 weeks
I have never had it before. Sounds good! One meal in a pot, always love those!! I wouldn't do the shrimp though, YUCK imo.