Paella Seasoning is a full-flavor alternative to the many individual spices this iconic Spanish recipe typically requires. Garlic, paprika and saffron top the list of complex spices our Paella Seasoning provides in this convenient blend.

Prep time: 25 min

Cook time: 40 min

Total time: 65 min

Chicken and Shrimp Paella
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Serves 8


  1. Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, 1 tablespoon Paella Seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and chicken in re-sealable bag and squish around to combine. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add chicken and brown on both sides until caramelized. Remove from heat.

  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in large, wide skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and red pepper and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add rice and remaining Paella Seasoning and cook, stirring to coat with oil and lightly toast grains, about 3 minutes total. Add saffron, stock, 1/2 teaspoon salt and lemon zest and stir to combine.

  4. Nestle chicken and shrimp into rice mixture. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes until rice is tender.

  5. Garnish with minced parsley.