Spanish Main Dish Recipes

Spanish paella makes the perfect one-dish meal, but that's not all the thing Spaniards eat for dinner! Try our Spanish recipes for chicken, fish, and even octopus.

Inspiration and Ideas

Paella I

"An excellent rendition of a great Spanish 'meal.' The instructions are perfect!" – T.C. MACD

Chef John's Chicken and Rice

See how to make arroz con pollo—or rice with chicken. Beautifully browned chicken pieces combine with lots of spices, onions, garlic, green olives, and capers.

Quick and Easy Paella

Rating: Unrated
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Consider this a gateway paella and the first step to a serious, lifelong addiction. When I first do a version of a classic dish like paella, I try to use a minimum number of ingredients and steps to focus on technique. After learning the method, you'll ideally use a wider variety of ingredients, like clams, mussels, squid, and chicken, which will make your rice that much more interesting. Garnish with extra virgin olive oil, freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley, and lemon wedges.