Paella Kebabs

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These shrimp, chicken, and sausage Paella Kebabs are a deliciously easy grilled twist on a rich and delicious classic Spanish dish.

shrimp, chicken, and sausage on a skewer over yellow rice with sundried tomatoes and green onions
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Quick Simple Paella Kebabs

I loooooooove paella. There is something about saffron and a slightly smoky paprika with chicken, seafood, and sausage cooked in rice that calls to me – and it’s so pretty to watch it being made.

I have long wanted to visit Spain and spend as much time as I can eating everything in sight – and would die to head to Valencia where Paella was first made, and take in as much as the delicious saffron spiked dish as I could handle!

There is something so rich and lovely about foods from the south of Spain – the influence of Roman and Middle Eastern cuisine are intoxicating and rich, full of smoky, spicy, and earthy flavors that dance across fish, chicken, sausage, and rice.

shrimp, chicken, and sausage on a skewer over yellow rice with sundried tomatoes and green onions

I’m totally drooling just writing all this – and checking the prices on flights to Spain 🙂

While I love paella, its a touch of a pain (we don’t have a pan big enough to make it right), and it’s not really an option for a grilling night. Until now, that is!

shrimp on a skewer over yellow rice with sundried tomatoes and green onions

This recipe reminds me so much of my family’s time in France.

shrimp on a skewer over yellow rice with sundried tomatoes and green onions

These delicious paella kebabs have tons of rich flavor, and are great served over rice. They are a bit lighter flavor than actual paella (since we’re using a basic yellow Spanish rice- I prefer the Goya brand rice)

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shrimp on a skewer over yellow rice with sundried tomatoes and green onions

These kebabs are so delicious and simple, I know you’ll love them as much as we do!

These are great, because you can prep them ahead of a party or dinner – then just toss on the grill and cook up some rice when it’s time to eat – no hurrying and stirring forever like an authentic paella (which is amazing, but not always something I have time for!)

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Paella Kebabs Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 5 minutes

Delicious spicy delicious paella kebabs will take your mouth to Spain and are perfect on my Spanish rice!

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs chicken , sliced into very small, thin pieces
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 sausage, links spicy, andoille, longizana, chorizo, cut into 1" rounds
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomatoes
  • 1 package yellow spanish rice

For the seasoning marinade:

  • 1-2 pinches saffron
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasonings mix OR 1 tsp oregano + 1 tsp thyme + 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

Instructions

  1. If grilling, soak wood skewers in water (no need to soak if using metal skewers.)
  2. Place chicken and shrimp in a bowl.
  3. In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine seasoning marinade ingredients.
  4. Pour over chicken and shrimp, let marinate 1 hour.
  5. Prepare yellow rice according to package directions, top with sun dried tomatoes and green onions.
  6. If baking, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Add chicken, sausage, and shrimp to kebab skewers.
  8. Grill or bake 10-15 minutes, until chicken is opaque and cooked through, and shrimp is opaque and bright pink.
  9. Serve over rice.
  10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 275Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 181mgSodium 813mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 30g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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