Chicken Paella

Chicken Paella Recipe

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Prep/Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4
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1 package
1 tablespoon olive oil (Alternate: vegetable oil)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 box (6.8 ounces) Spanish rice mix
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  1. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and cook onion, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, remove seasoning packet from rice mix and set aside. Add rice mix to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Add seasoning packet, tomatoes and water according to package instructions; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken and peas. Increase heat to medium; cover and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.


To create this recipe with lower sodium, use a reduced-sodium prepared rice mix. Specialty rice such as popcorn or pecan rice can also be substituted.


  • Serving Size 282g

  • Servings Per Recipe 4

  • Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)

  • Calories 330

  • Total Fat 6g (9%)

  • Saturated Fat 1g (5%)

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Cholesterol 50mg (17%)

  • Sodium 1590mg (66%)

  • Total Carbohydrate 47g (16%)

  • Dietary Fiber 4g

  • Sugars 9g

  • Protein 23g

  • Vitamin A %

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  • * Percent of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    ** This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label may vary slightly.

Michaela - Mebane, NC 12/10/2014 4:59:31 PM
I add, mussels, clam, shrimp and calamari to mine and it's a big hit!!
maria - peabody, MA 11/21/2014 11:09:14 AM
I haven't tried this recipe yet. but it looks delicious I am going to try it this weekend.
Dar - Sarasota, FL 10/30/2014 8:08:49 PM
Really enjoy the Honey BarBQ chicken Wings -- and I'n your your best PR in sharing the easy and delicious last minute dinner. After an evening Yoga class, just put those wings in the oven and add a salad and you have a quick dinner! So glad I discovered your Wings! Thanks Perdue! Peace Dar
Katy - Corpus Christi, TX 9/8/2014 11:39:51 AM
The original Paella's are made with sausage and/or Shrimp. Put mussels on top just before you serve and steam. The final product is as pretty as it is good.
Mari Buttler - Otego, NY 10/30/2012 4:54:25 PM
I really appreciate your Nutrition Value List for this recipe. As soon as I saw that 66% of my daily sodium needs would be used in this recipe, I decided to skip it. Thanks for the idea. I will try to find a similar recipe with a lower sodium level. I have high blood pressure and a prediabetic condition so I must be very careful.
Phyllis - Clinton, MD 9/22/2012 6:17:30 PM
This is a really easy and really tasty recipe. I have rcommended it to several people and everyone has liked it. Add a salad or a veggie and in no time at all you can have a good dinner.
Cher - Ft Lauderdale, FL 11/21/2011 5:40:57 AM
This was so easy to make and delicious, instead of using a box of rice mix I made my own and used Rotel instead of plain tomato's, can't wait to make it for company.
Cari - New York, NY 3/27/2008 12:24:45 PM
My husband and I really enjoy this recipe. There's virtually no prep work and yet it tastes just as good (or better!) than many more labor-intensive recipes.

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