Weeknight Paella

Try our skillet-made, Spanish-inspired paella that's ready in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
package (5.9 oz) chicken-and-garlic rice and vermicelli mix
1
cup frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 1-lb bag)
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
3/4
cup water
1
dried bay leaf
1/2
lb fully cooked chorizo sausage, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2
cup Green Giant™ SELECT® frozen baby sweet peas
1
deli rotisserie chicken (2 to 2 1/2 lb), cut into 6 serving pieces
1
cup cooked deveined peeled medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed

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

Expert Tips

Chorizo is a spicy Spanish pork sausage sold fresh or fully cooked. Fresh sausage must be cooked before it’s added to this recipe.

Paella ("pi-AY-yuh") is a Spanish dish of saffron-flavored rice combined with meats and shellfish. It's made in a special deep skillet with two handles. We've made this recipe easier with an ordinary skillet and common ingredients.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
34%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
170mg
170%;
Sodium
1430mg
1430%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
45g
45%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.