Chorizo and Shrimp Paella in a white skillet on top of a wooden cutting board

Spanish Paella with Shrimp & Chorizo

Now you can make delicious, authentic paella – one of Spain’s most popular dishes – in your own kitchen with these simple ingredients. You don’t need a paella pan for this recipe either, you can use a regular large skillet. Since it’s a one-pot dish, that means faster cooking and less cleanup! The recipe builds layers of flavors as you fry the chorizo and shrimp in the same pan.

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Chorizo and Shrimp Paella in a white skillet on top of a wooden cutting board
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Spanish Paella with Shrimp & Chorizo

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 2
Calories: 510kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ounces chorizo , sliced
  • 1 sweet onion , chopped
  • ounces large shrimp , shelled and deveined
  • 15 sweet cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 4 tablespoons chopped parsley , divided
  • ounces medium grain rice
  • 2 cups gluten-free chicken broth


  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add chorizo and fry for 3-5 minutes until lightly brown. Lower the heat, add the onion, and cook for 3-5 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and garlic and stir. Season with sweet paprika, saffron, salt, and pepper. Add white wine, stir, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 tablespoons chopped parsley and the rice to the pan. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Give the pan a gentle shake back and forth and cook, uncovered, for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, cover, and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with the remaining parsley and serve. If you’d like, you can serve it with an additional portion of roasted tomatoes.


Nutrition Facts
Spanish Paella with Shrimp & Chorizo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1791mg75%
Potassium 660mg19%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1729IU35%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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