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healthy paella

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Carol Perricone
Massapequa Park, NY

I had this recipe from one of my Taste of Home magazines. It is a tasty, simple, recipe, and if you love shrimp, rice, and chicken, you will love this dish. Recipe and photo: Taste of Home

★★★★★ 2
serves 6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For healthy paella

  • 1 1/4 lb
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut in 1 " cubes
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 1/4 c
    reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can
    (14-1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    saffron threads
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 lb
    uncooked, medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 c
    frozen peas
  • 12
    pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 md
    lemon, cut into 6 wedges

How To Make healthy paella

  • 1
    In large skillet over medim heat, cook chicken in olive oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. Add rice and onion to the pan; cook until rice is lightly browned and onion is tender, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 2
    Stir in the broth, tomatoes, oregano, paprika, salt, pepper, saffron and tumeric. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the shrimp, peas, and olives. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender, shrimp turn pink and liquid is absorbed. Add chicken; heat through. Serve with lemon wedges.