Island Chicken Paella
The smells of garlic, capers, green olives, and roasted peppers waft across this paella like an island breeze.
- 2 lbs bone-in, skinless chicken drumsticks and thighs
- 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, sliced into thin wedges
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup long-grain rice
- 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 14-ounce cans chicken broth (or 3 cups homemade chicken broth)
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tbs capers
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 12 Spanish olives (green with pimento), sliced
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1/2 7-ounce jar roasted peppers or 1 large roasted red pepper, cut into strips
- In large, deep nonstick skillet or paella pan with cover, warm olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown on all sides. Remove chicken and set aside. Add onion and garlic, sauteing until translucent.
- Stirring in rice, cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, capers and cayenne pepper. Press chicken pieces down into the liquid. Cover pan and let liquid come to a slow simmer; reduce heat to very low. Let cook until rice is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. Top with olives and peas and stir very gently. Arrange the pepper strips on top of the paella. Cover pan again for 3 to 4 minutes, until peas are hot. Serve in shallow bowls.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council
Nutrition note: Nutrition calculation based on 1 large red pepper.
Calories from Fat 144 (27%)
(24%)Total Fat 16g
(19%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrate 54g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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