Skillet Chicken Paella

Course : Chicken
Serves: 6
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1 1/4 pounds chicken breast -- boneless
1 tablespoon olive or cooking oil
1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves garlic -- minced
2 1/4 cups fat-free chicken broth
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 teaspoon dried oregano -- crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground saffron or turmeric
14 1/2 ounces stewed tomatoes
1 medium sweet red pepper
3/4 cup frozen peas

Preparation / Directions:

Remove skin from chicken breast. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into bite-sized strips. In a 10 inch skillet cook chicken strips, HALF at a time, in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or till no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet. Add onion and garlic to skillet; cook till tender but not brown. Remove skillet from heat. Add broth, uncooked rice, oregano, paprika, salt, pepper and saffron or turmeric. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes. Coarsely chop stewed tomatoes and add with their juice to the pan. Add sweet red pepper which has been cut into strips and frozen peas. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes more or until rice is tender. Stir in cooked chicken. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or till heated through. Makes 6 main-dish servings. . (To further lower sodium content, use low-sodium chicken broth, no salt added tomatoes and lite-salt.)


Nutritional Information:

calories - 297, fat - 6 g., cholesterol - 50 mg., protein - 24 g., carbohydrate - 36 g., fiber - 2 g., sodium - 642 mg

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