Spanish Chicken and Mussel Paella Recipe

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  1. Make the sofrito: In a skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the onion and pepper, and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, thyme, basil, cumin seed, bay leaf and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook the mixture for 5 to 7 minutes, or until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Set aside.
  2. Pat dry the chicken and season it with salt and pepper. In a large deep ovenproof skillet heat the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot. Add the chicken to the skillet, cook it for 7 to 10 minutes on each side, or until it is browned and transfer it to a plate. Add the sausage or ham to the skillet, cook it, tossing, until it is browned lightly, and transfer with a slotted spoon to the plate.
  3. To assemble the paella: Preheat the oven 400 degrees. In a saucepan bring the broth to a simmer over modertaely high heat, add the saffron or tumeric and let the mixture steep for 5 minutes. In a 14-inch paella pan or a large deep ovenproof skillet, arrange the rice, chicken, sausage or ham and sofrito. Add the prepared broth, bring the liquid to a simmer over high heat, stirring, and immediately remove the pan from the heat. Arrange the shellfish in the pan and bake the paella on the floor of the oven for 25 minutes. (Do not stir the paella during cooking. If the mixture becomes dry, add the additional broth.) Add the peas and bake the paella for 10 minutes more, or until the liquid is absorbed and the mussels have opened. Let the paella stand, covered with a dish towel, for 5 minutes before serving. Serve the paella in its dish garnished with the cilantro and lemon wedges.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 725.77 Kcal (3039 kJ)
Calories from fat 439.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.88g 75%
Cholesterol 229.64mg 77%
Sodium 1113.53mg 46%
Potassium 1104.62mg 24%
Total Carbs 12.49g 4%
Sugars 4.15g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.62g 10%
Protein 53.31g 107%
Vitamin C 60.5mg 101%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 14.7mg 82%
Calcium 81.9mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 114.15 Kcal (478 kJ)
Calories from fat 69.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.69g 75%
Cholesterol 36.12mg 77%
Sodium 175.13mg 46%
Potassium 173.73mg 24%
Total Carbs 1.96g 4%
Sugars 0.65g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.41g 10%
Protein 8.38g 107%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 101%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 16%
Iron 2.3mg 82%
Calcium 12.9mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.1
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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