Mini Paella

Mini Paella
  • 4Servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 pound cured chorizo sausage, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 ounce peas
  • 1/4 cup drained piquillo peppers or pimientos, chopped
  • 2 pinches saffron
  • 2/3 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups couscous
  • 1 ripe plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


Heat a large nonstick skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat. Add the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, then add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chorizo, increase the heat to medium-high and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken stock, peas, piquillo peppers and saffron; bring to a boil. Add the chicken and shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in the couscous, cover, turn off the heat and let steam for 5 minutes. Turn the heat back on to medium and cook until slightly crusty on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Stir to combine and top with the tomato and parsley.