Tasty 30-Minute Chicken Paella Recipe Is How to Eat Healthy by Sarah Amona

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a year ago

Tasty 30-Minute Chicken Paella Recipe Is How to Eat Healthy

Paella is a Spanish rice dish that's usually made with seafood. This easy paella recipe is made with boneless chicken breasts, vegan chorizo and cauliflower rice. The result is a flavorful paella that's healthy and delish.

This chicken paella recipe is a complete meal. But you could add a side salad or start with a small bowl of fresh gazpacho. Pack the leftovers for lunch the day.

Cuisine: American / Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 teaspoons canola oil 
  • 2 ounces seitan chorizo crumbles (I use Upton’s Natural Vegan Chorizo Seitan Crumbles)
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 green onion, trimmed and minced
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice 
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 
  • pinch of saffron (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium high. Cook the seitan chorizo crumbles and chicken until brown, but not cooked through. 
  2. Add the garlic and green onions. Sweat for about 2 minutes. 
  3. Add the cauliflower rice, saffron (if using), tomatoes and green beans. Cook for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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Paella Pans $10 & Up
Saffron $5 & Up
Canola Oil $2 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
I LOVE PAELLA! My favorite restaurant dish that I'm working on making at home. Thank you for sharing!
Seafood paella is one of those treats we look forward to but don’t get enough of. Making it!

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