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Paella Italiana Recipe

Looking for an easy Paella Italiana recipe? Learn how to make Paella Italiana using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jpmarsh

Makes 10 servings



An Italian version of the classic Spanish dish... also a healthier version.

Recipe Ingredients for Paella Italiana

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 oz Italian Turkey Sausage
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
3 1/2 tspn paprika, spanish divided
1 tbls oregano
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
2 1/2 cups arborio rice
5 cups low sodium chicken stock
12 oz stewed tomatoes
1 teaspoon saffron

Recipe Directions for Paella Italiana

  1. Remove the tenderloins (small muscle on the underside) from the chicken breasts. Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Cut all the chicken into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

  2. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof pot over high heat. When the oil is almost smoking, add the chicken. Cook until well browned on 2 sides, turning once, 6 to 7 minutes total. Add the sausage to the pan. Cook for 10 seconds.

  3. Season the shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the shrimp to the pan, stir once then cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika and the oregano. Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet to cool.

  4. Return the pan to high heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery. Pour the juices from the baking sheet into the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook until the vegetables are soft, but not brown, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  6. Raise the heat to high. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and remaining 2 teaspoons paprika. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the rice. Stir to evenly coat the grains with oil. Cook for 1 minute. Add the stock and bring it up to a simmer. Add the tomatoes and stir to incorporate. Sprinkle in the saffron. Taste and adjust the seasonings, if needed. Cook until the liquid comes back to a simmer. Cover and put the pan in the oven. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Return the chicken, sausage, and shrimp to the pan. Cover the pan again and put it back in the oven to cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes until everything is warm.

  7. Serve the paella warm with a bowl of pepperoncini on the side. Invite guest to add a couple pepperoncini to the servings and drizzle some of their vinegar on the paella.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 384.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
395
Calories from Fat
85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.5g
15%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
128mg
43%
Sodium
702mg
29%
Potassium
197mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
43.2g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
34.7g
Vitamin A 33% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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