Spanish paella meets Tex-Mex flavors in this tasty twist on a classic.
Heat oil in large high-sided skillet set over medium heat; cook chicken, salt and pepper for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to brown. Transfer to plate.
Stir in chorizo, onion, garlic, red pepper and jalapeños for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in rice, cumin and oregano; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until well coated.
Stir in tomatoes, broth, chipotles and turmeric; bring to boil. Return chicken to pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
Nestle mussels and shrimp on top of rice; cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed, rice is tender, chicken and shrimp are cooked through, and mussels are opened.
Discard any mussels that have not opened. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
Scrub mussels and remove any beards. Before cooking, discard any mussels with cracked shells or any mussels that do not close when tapped.
One-pot meals are some of our favorites and a tasty paella is no exception. This delicious recipe veers a bit from a traditional Spanish paella by using ingredients more typical of Mexican cuisine including red peppers, jalapeños, chipotle, cilantro, and lime. This paella recipe takes on Tex-Mex flavors perfectly and is sure to be a fast favorite. With spices like cumin, oregano, and turmeric, it manages to tastefully bring shrimp, mussels, chorizo, and chicken together for a medley of bold and delectable flavors.
Whether you’re craving chicken, pork, seafood, vegetables, or a little bit of everything like in this recipe, you can be sure that a paella is always a great option. It’s perfect for feeding several people and one-pot meals make for easier after-dinner cleanup. Try some of our favorites like this Traditional Paella with Chorizo & Shrimp or this Vegetarian Paella.
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