AuthorBiteSized
DifficultyBeginner
Yields4 Servings
Total Time1 hr




















Prepare chicken
1

Season chicken thighs generously with salt and ground black pepper.

Sear chicken
2

In a large wide pan/paella pan, sear the chicken thighs in the butter and oil until skins are crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.

Sauté aromatics
3

In the same pan, sauté the chorizo slices, red onion, and garlic until the chorizo releases oils. Add the mushrooms and carrots and continue sautéing.

Add rice
4

Add the rice and allow to toast and get coated in the oils. Mix in chicken broth, Vienna sausage broth, evaporated milk, and cream.

Add meat and vegetables
5

Spread the rice into an even layer throughout the pan and arrange the chicken thigh pieces on top. Cover and cook on medium-high heat for about 30 minutes to create the crust. Gently mix the top of the rice and add the water chestnuts, Vienna sausages, green peas, pineapple chunks, and red bell pepper on top. Cover again, lower heat to medium, cover, and cook until rice is fully cooked.

Finish cooking
6

Uncover, reduce temperature to low, and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the rice is dry.

Ingredients





















Directions

Prepare chicken
1

Season chicken thighs generously with salt and ground black pepper.

Sear chicken
2

In a large wide pan/paella pan, sear the chicken thighs in the butter and oil until skins are crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.

Sauté aromatics
3

In the same pan, sauté the chorizo slices, red onion, and garlic until the chorizo releases oils. Add the mushrooms and carrots and continue sautéing.

Add rice
4

Add the rice and allow to toast and get coated in the oils. Mix in chicken broth, Vienna sausage broth, evaporated milk, and cream.

Add meat and vegetables
5

Spread the rice into an even layer throughout the pan and arrange the chicken thigh pieces on top. Cover and cook on medium-high heat for about 30 minutes to create the crust. Gently mix the top of the rice and add the water chestnuts, Vienna sausages, green peas, pineapple chunks, and red bell pepper on top. Cover again, lower heat to medium, cover, and cook until rice is fully cooked.

Finish cooking
6

Uncover, reduce temperature to low, and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the rice is dry.

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