Paella On The Grill Recipe

Paella cooked on the BBQ Grill - Recipe from Musthavemom.com


I absolutely love grilling in the Summer and I’m a little sad that Summer will soon come to an end. That doesn’t mean we will be putting our grill away though! We continue to grill well into the Fall. After a Summer of grilling a lot it can be easy to fall into a rut making the same boring burgers and brats every night. This year I’ve been mixing it up and getting adventurous in my grill cooking. Last night we cooked Paella on the grill and boy was it delicious! My husband said it tasted like a quality restaurant meal. Who knew you could cook all of this in one dish on the grill? It was SO easy too. Give it a try tonight!

Reynolds Bakeware & Nonstick Foil


To cook my Paella I used a Reynolds Bakeware pan and Reynolds Wrap nonstick heavy duty foil (although regular foil would have worked too!). I love the new Reynolds Bakeware pans because they are non-stick with no spray needed which is perfect when cooking on the grill. That means clean up is a breeze too! Since this meal is all cooked in one pan, your only dish will be the one you can toss at the end!

How to make paella on the grill - musthavemom.com


First add one package Lipton Sides Spanish Rice mix to your pan OR use 1 1/2 cups uncooked spanish rice mix of your choosing. We tasted a couple different varieties and decided the Lipton tasted best.

Paella on the Grill - Musthavemom.com


Next add in all the rest of your ingredients! Pour in chicken broth, add tomatoes, shrimp, chicken thighs, fire roasted red peppers, smoked paprika, olive oil, salt, pepper and anything else you’d like to add in! This dish is a one pan wonder and leaves room for adding in your favorites. You might try adding Chorizo or even green olives. It’s up to you!

Paella Recipe made on the BBQ Grill -Musthavemom.com


Then cover with foil and grill over medium high heat for 30 minutes.

Paella on the Grill -Musthavemom.com


Take a peak after 30 minutes and ensure the juices run clear on your chicken. Ours was steaming hot and everything was cooked and ready to eat!

Paella on the Grill Recipe -Musthavemom.com


This Paella was so delicious! You got the nice layer of rice cooked well on the bottom paired with the chicken and shrimp and the flavor of the fire roasted red pepper coming through. If you like spicy I would add crushed red pepper flakes to it before cooking too. This was a fabulous and EASY weeknight meal that we enjoyed while sitting outside. I love being able to enjoy what’s left of Summer and take in the outdoors while I am making dinner. You can’t beat that! I loved that it was a one pan meal and after dinner I just tossed the pan in the garbage and since we also used paper plates all I had to wash was the utensils. Perfect!

Clam Bake on the Grill


Reynolds wants to inspire you to grill something amazing. Forget the boring burgers and grill something new and exciting! You can pin my Paella recipe now so you can easily find it later or print it off below!

Paella On The Grill Recipe

Sarah | Must Have Mom
Easy one pot meal cooked on the BBQ Grill!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dish
Servings 2 -3


  • 1 Package Lipton Spanish Rice OR 1 1/2 Cups Uncooked Spanish Rice Mix
  • 1 1/4 Cups Chicken broth
  • 1 Medium tomato diced
  • 8 Colossal Shrimp
  • 2-3 Boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 Fire roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • In Reynolds square bakeware foil pan add rice mixture.
  • Next add chicken broth, tomato, shrimp, chicken thighs, and fire roasted red bell peppers.
  • Next drizzle with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle smoked paprika over pan and then add salt and pepper.
  • Cover with foil and grill over medium high heat for 30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.


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  1. Oh what awesome fun! I have never thought of doing this on the grill… YUMMY! This is awesome. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  2. Wow that looks delicious and so mess free! We grill all our veggies in a similar manner when entertaining larger groups.

  3. We love to use these pans on the grill. This recipe sounds really good. I am going to tell my husband about it (he is the griller in our house).

  4. That looks so good! My son in law has been wanting to make paella. I’ll have to show him this post and maybe we can try it soon.

  5. I love paella too! Cooking it on the grill would make my indoor clean up nonexistent! That is a win/win!

  6. Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious. Thankfully with the Texas heat, I can make this even during the fall, outside on the grill. Thank you for such a yummy dinner idea!

  7. What a fancy dish to make with friends. I bet this was so tasty. And I love how it was cooked on a grill outdoors. Saving this recipe.

  8. Awesome! I made it last month and I’m making it again today, hubby’s been asking for it ! It was so easy and came out perfect. Definatly give it a try you won’t be uhhdisappointed

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