Healthier Version Of A Classic Recipe

Healthy Chicken Paella

with Peas
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Healthy Chicken Paella

Healthy Chicken Paella - The classic Spanish rice dish can also be made without seafood

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Nutritional values

The bright yellow paella covers the daily requirement of vitamin B6, which our protein metabolism and nervous system need for their work, with just one portion. The vitamin D content is also impressive - indispensable for skin and bones as well as powerful muscles.

If you like, you can add a handful of crabs at the end. The iodine supplied in this way is vital for the thyroid gland and does not occur very often or often only in small quantities.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie480 kcal(23 %)
Protein43 g(44 %)
Fat9 g(8 %)
Carbohydrates52 g(35 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage7.5 g(25 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D4.4 μg(22 %)
Vitamin E2.7 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.5 mg(50 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin26.6 mg(222 %)
Vitamin B₆1.3 mg(93 %)
Folate46 μg(15 %)
Pantothenic acid2.2 mg(37 %)
Biotin9.7 μg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.6 μg(20 %)
Vitamin C94 mg(99 %)
Potassium922 mg(23 %)
Calcium98 mg(10 %)
Magnesium86 mg(29 %)
Iron4 mg(27 %)
Iodine7 μg(4 %)
Zinc2.7 mg(34 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.6 g
Uric acid394 mg
Cholesterol99 mg
Development of this recipe:


10 ounces Chicken breasts
1 teaspoon ground paprika (hot)
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
1 onion
1 garlic clove
1 yellow Bell pepper
4 ounces Paella rice (or Arborio rice)
1 pinch Saffron
1 tablespoon ground paprika (sweet)
1 ¾ cups Chicken broth
3 ounces Peas (frozen)
2 scallions
1 lemon
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Kitchen utensils

1 large Oven-proof skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Oven rack, 1 Plastic wrap

Preparation steps

Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 1

Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and cut into pieces, about 1 x 1 inch.

Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 2

Mix hot paprika with 1 teaspoon oil in a bowl. Add chicken pieces and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.

Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 3

Peel onion and garlic and finely chop. Cut bell pepper into quarters, remove seeds, rinse and pat dry. Cut pepper into 1/2-inch cubes.

Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 4

Heat the remaining oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken pieces, stirring frequently, until browned. Season with salt and remove from skillet.

Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 5

Add bell pepper, onion and garlic to skillet and sauté over medium heat, stirring frequently, until translucent.

Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 6

Add rice, sprinkle with saffron and sweet paprika, and sauté, stirring constantly, until rice is toasted and spices are fragrant.

Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 7

Pour in stock and bring to a boil.

Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 8

Return chicken pieces to skillet and add peas. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bake on the lowest rack of a preheated oven at 180°C / 350°F until chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.

Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 9

Meanwhile, rinse scallions, pat dry and cut into thin rings. Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and cut into wedges. Sprinkle paella with the scallions and serve with lemon wedges.