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!