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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Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 5 min.
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Calories:
480
calories
Calories

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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:
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Ingredients

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

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

1.
Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 1

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

2.
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.

3.
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.

4.
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.

5.
Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 5

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

6.
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.

7.
Healthy Chicken Paella preparation step 7

Pour in stock and bring to a boil.

8.
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.

9.
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.