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    Weeknight Paella

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    mommyoffour's Note:

    This is a super quick paella dish that can be made in about 1/2 an hour. The flavors aren't as complex as the original but this is close. It uses an already cooked rotisserie chicken.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 (6 ounce) package chicken and garlic rice vermicelli mix (rice a roni)
    • 1 cup frozen onion and three pepper blend
    • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 1 dried bay leaf
    • 1/2 lb fully cooked chorizo sausage, cut into bite sized pieces
    • 1/2 cup frozen baby peas
    • 1 rotisserie-cooked chicken, cut into six serving pieces
    • 1 cup cooked deveined peeled medium shrimp, thawed and tails removed

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.
    2. 2
      Add rice mix and stir fry vegetables; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until rice mix begins to brown.
    3. 3
      Stir in broth, water, bay leaf and seasoning packet from rice mix.
    4. 4
      Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low.
    5. 5
      Cover; simmer 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Stir in sausage and peas.
    7. 7
      Add chicken pieces.
    8. 8
      Heat to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low.
    9. 9
      Cover; simmer 10 minutes.
    10. 10
      Stir in shrimp.
    11. 11
      Cover; cook about 5 minutes or until shrimp and chicken are thoroughly heated.
    12. 12
      Remove bay leaf before serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for Weeknight Paella

    Serving Size: 1 (271 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 523.1
     
    Calories from Fat 309
    59%
    Total Fat 34.3 g
    52%
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    51%
    Cholesterol 120.9 mg
    40%
    Sodium 776.2 mg
    32%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.2 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    20%
    Sugars 0.8 g
    3%
    Protein 39.6 g
    79%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chicken and garlic rice vermicelli mix

    frozen onion and three pepper blend

    medium shrimp

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