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Quinoa Paella
Quinoa Paella

Quinoa Paella

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Cook Minutes 1 Hr 15 Min
Prep : 45 Min Cook: 30 Min
Anything rice can do, quinoa can do, too, with its distinctive nutty deliciousness. Try it in this paella with smoky ham and tender pieces of chicken.
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6 Servings
Original recipe yields 6 Servings
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3 chicken leg quarters (1-1/2 lb./675 g), skinned, split into legs and thighs
1 red pepper, cut lengthwise in half
2 Tbsp. Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 cup chopped onions
1 tomato, seeded, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
1-1/2 cups quinoa, uncooked
1-3/4 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
125 g sliced deli smoked ham, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
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Step 1
Cook chicken in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 3 min. on each side or until evenly browned. Remove from skillet; set aside. Cut half the red pepper into thin strips; chop remaining pepper.
Step 2
Heat dressing in same skillet on medium heat. Add paprika, chopped peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic and 1/3 cup parsley; cook 5 min. or until peppers and onions are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add quinoa; cook and stir 2 min.
Step 3
Stir in broth. Top with chicken, red pepper strips, ham and peas; cook 5 min. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 30 min. or until liquid is absorbed and chicken is done (165ºF), uncovering for the last 5 min.
Step 4
Remove skillet from heat; let stand 5 min. Top chicken mixture with remaining parsley and lemon wedges before serving.
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Food Facts
For best results, do not stir the chicken mixture, or remove the lid from the skillet, during the 30-min. chicken simmering time.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 9 g
14 %
Saturated fat 2 g
10 %
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 530 mg
22 %
Total carbohydrate 36 g
12 %
Dietary fibre 5 g
20 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 26 g
Vitamin A
20 %
Vitamin C
80 %
6 %
30 %
6 servings, 1/6 recipe (270 g) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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