Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chicken & Sausage Paella-YUM!

So, I found this wonderful crock-pot recipe in a cookbook and decided to give it a spin...  It is so fantastic, I had to share it.  Not only is it DELISH, but it is also low fat!  Here goes:

Prep Time:  30 min.
Cook Time:  7-8 hours on low (3.5-4 on high)
Makes:  6 servings
2.5-3 lbs. chicken pieces (I used chicken breasts cut in 3 pieces)
1 T cooking oil
8 oz cooked smoked turkey sausage chopped up
1 lg. onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 t thyme
1/4 t black pepper
1/8 t saffron (or 1/4 t tumeric)
1 14 oz can of chicken broth
1/2 c water
2 c chopped tomatoes (I used extra peas instead)
2 med. yellow or green sweet peppers cut into thin, bite sized strips
1 c frozen peas (I used 2 c.)
3 c hot cooked rice or one 10 oz package saffron-flavored yellow rice mix, cooked according to directions (I used the yellow saffron rice mix...AMAZING)

In large skillet, brown chicken pieces in hot oil.  Drain fat.  In 3.5-4 quart crock-pot/slow cooker, place chicken pieces, turkey sausage, and onion.  Sprinkle with garlic, thyme, black pepper, and saffron/tumeric.  Pour broth and water over all.

Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours (or high for 3.5-4 hours).  Add tomatoes, sweet peppers and peas to the cooker.  Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.  Serve over rice.

Like I said, SUPER good and SUPER easy!


  1. i just opened up our crock-pot we got last year as a wedding gift! I think this might be the first meal to try out!

  2. Thanks for posting this recipe! I made it on Saturday and I loved it (Jim was a little less thrilled, but still had seconds - he likes less spices). Anyway I added extra peas too but still put the tomatoes and green peppers. It worked out great and was super easy! :)