Easy-Does-It Barley Paella

Easy-Does-It Barley Paella

Enjoy a Spanish staple at home! Packed with shrimp, chicken, sausage and barley, even a single helping of this easy-to-do dinner recipe is sure to satisfy!

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

5

servings

2
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2
cup uncooked hulled barley
4
oz bulk chorizo sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
1 1/2
cups (1-inch pieces) cooked chicken breast
4
oz frozen cooked cocktail shrimp (from 12-oz bag), thawed, drained and tails shells removed
1
cup frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag), thawed
1
can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, cut into fourths
  1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat broth to boiling. Stir in barley. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour or until tender.
  2. Fifteen minutes before barley is done, heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Add sausage; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, to crumble. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is slightly browned. Set aside.
  3. Stir tomatoes and paprika into barley. Return to boiling. Stir in cooked onion mixture and remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Makes 5 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
This recipe received rave reviews at our taste panels and will in your home, too. If you have trouble finding smoked Spanish paprika, substitute 1 teaspoon sweet paprika and 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke.
Whole Grain Serving: 1

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 100mg;
  • Sodium 910mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 9g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.