Today I decided to pay a tribute my eternal neighbours from Spain and cook a nice Chicken Paella 🙂
In this dish I put together 2 of my favourite ingredients: chicken and rice. So I’m a happy girl 🙂 I must state the obvious: the best paellas I’ve ever had was in Spain! But I find it to be quite an easy recipe to reproduce to a very tasty level. And I don’t really mind if it doesn’t taste exactly like the original.
The Paella is a traditional dish from Valencia and dates back to the 1800s. The ingredients changed over the years but the dish remained as tasty as it was back on those days. The original paellas included vegetables, chicken or rabbit. But never pork as Valencia was occupied by the Moors and these ingredients were prohibited under Muslim dietary laws and even seafood was not used. When the Moorish occupation finished these ingredients started to be used and the famous seafood paella was born.
My favorite paellas are chicken or seafood. This time let’s cook it with chicken. Stay tuned for the seafood one later on 🙂