Anything rice can do, quinoa can do, too, with its distinctive nutty deliciousness. Try it in this paella with smoky ham and tender pieces of chicken.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 pkt. (1 tsp. or 6 g or .25 oz.) seasoning with coriander and annatto
1 can (14.5 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 chicken leg quarter s (1-1/2 lb.), skinned, split into leg and thigh
1 red pepper, cut lengthwise in half
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 cup chopped onion s
1 tomato, seeded, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
1-1/2 cups quinoa, uncooked
4-1/2 oz. (1/2 of 9-oz. pkg.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Smoked Ham, chopped (1 cup)
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
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Let's Make It
Mix first 2 ingredients until blended; set aside for later use. Cook chicken in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 3 min. on each side or until evenly browned. Remove from skillet; set aside. Cut half the red pepper into thin strips; chop remaining pepper.
Heat dressing in same skillet on medium heat. Add chopped peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic and 1/3 cup parsley; cook 5 min. or until peppers and onions are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add quinoa; cook and stir 2 min.
Stir in broth mixture. Top with chicken, red pepper strips, ham and peas; cook 5 min. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 30 min. or until liquid has been absorbed, uncovering for the last 5 min.
Remove skillet from heat; let stand 5 min. Top with remaining parsley and lemon wedges.
Substitute a saffron seasoning packet for the coriander and annatto packet.
For a smoky flavor, stir 2 tsp. smoked Spanish paprika into hot dressing in skillet along with the vegetables.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fibers 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.