Recipe of the Week – Chicken Paella
(From the Chicken Entrée Collection at emealsforyou.com)
After a busy Saturday with the kids and their kids; Sunday was a day of rest. Taking it slow and easy was the best way to recoup our energy and have some us time. When it came to discussing dinner we both settled on a Chicken Paella; although there were just the two of us. It came out perfectly, once again cooked on the grill. We tried our best but there was still a ton left over to freeze and resurface sometime later when we don’t feel like cooking.
I made a pitcher of sangria to go with the paella but was “forced” to drink it myself as my better half went with straight wine. Give this paella a try when you have some people over and want something that is as interesting to watch it cook as it is good to eat. We did manage to finish the Ada’s Butterscotch Pie that was left over from the night before.
|4||Tb||olive oil, divided|
|4||lb||chicken, skin on, cut up|
|1||pinch||salt and pepper to taste|
|1||Tb||garlic chili sauce|
|0.5||Tb||pepper, fresh cracked|
Heat a paella pan or a large, flat, oven-proof frying pan to 400 degrees. ( I use my grill ) Add 1 Tb of the oil, salt and pepper chicken, add the chicken pieces, skin side up. Brown chicken, flip and brown on the other side. Add the sausage and brown. Add 2 more Tb of the oil. Add peppers, garlic and onions and sauté until starting to color. Add the garlic chili sauce, add the rice and stir until all is coated with the oil, add the tomatoes and saffron and stir. Add enough chicken broth to completely cover everything. Cook until the rice is just starting to soften, adding more broth or water if too dry. Add salt and pepper. Sprinkle the remaining olive oil over the top, sprinkle with cilantro and serve in the pan.
You can find the Seafood Paella and the Ada’s (grandma’s) Butterscotch Pie at emealsforyou.com
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