Nutrition Recipes

Slow cooker: Shrimp and chorizo paella

A simple way to bring a Spanish flair to your meal.

Servings: 4
Calories per serving: 475
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 2.5 hours

Slow Cooker shrimp and chorizo paella is a delicious all-in-one meal that requires minimal effort to produce. Elevate your weeknight with an infusion of Spanish flavors! It freezes beautifully, so it’s a perfect dish to make now and save for later.


  • 4.5 oz chorizo, diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 7 oz cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 8 oz orzo
  • 14 oz raw peeled large shrimp
  • A handful, flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped


  1. Chop the onion, celery, tomatoes, garlic, and chorizo
  2. Mix the onion, celery, tomatoes, garlic, and chorizo with the olive oil and stock in the slow cooker
  3. Cook for 2 hours
  4. Add in your shrimp and orzo, mix
  5. Cook for 25 minutes
  6. Add in chopped parsley and serve

Serving Suggestions

Although I ate this dish without side dishes, I think it would go really well with a fresh green salad. Pairing it with a citrus-based dressing would elevate the fish and keep the leaves light.

Nutrition: Per Serving

47517.2 g4.1 g170.2 mg1,264.6 mg52.2 g4.2 g8 g27.8 g

Callie’s Review and Tips

I adored this meal and must give it a solid 4/5. For under 500 calories, it is a great meal that balances nutrients with a hearty meal that fills you. The flavors from the ingredients come through; a bite with chorizo invigorates the palate.

You can substitute a cup of stock for white wine (I declined to lower the overall calories). I also used salad shrimp rather than large shrimp as they were on sale!

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1 comment on “Slow cooker: Shrimp and chorizo paella

  1. This looks really flavorful.


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