Chicken Paella

Updated:Apr 16,2014

Chicken Paella

Chicken Paella



6 servings

About $2.39 per serving

Cooking spray
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins, visible fat removed, cut in to 1-inch cubes
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
1 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 small onion, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped and lightly mashed in a bowl with a fork (save the juices!)
1 small can green peas, no salt added
1 teaspoon garlic, minced from jar
½ teaspoon parsley
¼ teaspoon saffron or 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric
1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups long grain brown rice, prepared to package instructions
  1. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray, add chicken and cook over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove chicken from pan.
  3. Add oil, bell peppers and onions to skillet – stir well and cook 5 minutes until onions begin to become translucent.
  4. Add tomatoes, peas, garlic, parsley and saffron or Turmeric. Stir and cook 2 minutes more.
  5. Reduce to medium low-heat, add broth and chicken, stir well and cover.
  6. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Add rice, mix well and heat until warmed through.
If you like Chinese fried rice you’ll love this Spanish version!

Per serving:
Total Fat5.5 g
Saturated Fat1.0 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Sodium113 mg
Carbohydrates57 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Added Sugars0 g
Protein 24 g
Potassium628 mg
Calcium43 mg

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Zucchini Salad

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