Chicken Not Quite Paella Surprise Recipe
My Not-Quite-Paella-Surprise for dinner is a quick and easy meal that is, in fact, an adaptation of a traditional recipe.
Paella is an old traditional recipe which decades ago was made with whatever meat or seafood and vegetables were on hand, with the addition of rice. This recipe is ideal for using up some of those leftover meats and veggies from yesterday’s meals.
I just happened to have five chicken thighs left over from a family pack previously purchased. I also had fresh asparagus, grape tomatoes, and mushrooms. And I always have Vigo Saffron Yellow Rice on hand. I think I’m addicted to it!
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
You may choose to skin and debone the chicken if you wish. I am including a how-to video for this purpose. Personally, I do not, as I prefer the additional flavor found in the bone marrow and skin.
Stainless Steel Electric Skillet
Say No to Aluminum Cookware
No More Non-Stick Coatings
When my current electric fry pan wears itself out (which won't be long now for it is a decade old and beginning to fade) this is the one I plan to get. Stainless steel! No more aluminum with a non-stick coating skillet for me!
Chicken Not-Quite Paella Surprise
Prep time 10 min
- Total time 60 min
Ingredients for 3 servings
5 Chicken Thighs • Bunch of Fresh Asparagus, cut in half. • Pint of Fresh Mushrooms, I slice them. • Pint of Grape Tomatoes • 9 oz. Package Yellow Saffron Rice, no fat. • 2 Cups Spicy V-8 Juice • 1 Cup of Shredded Cheese, your choice-I used Cheddar. • 3 Tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning • 1 Tablespoon Pepper • 1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic
Brown chicken on high heat Electric Skillet with just a few tablespoons of water, rather than oil.
Toss in the mushrooms, tomatoes, and asparagus while browning the chicken.
Make a well in the center of the skillet, pour the rice into the well.
Pour a cup of V-8 over the rice, mix well.
Add spices and cheese.
Pour another cup of V-8 over the chicken and vegetables.
Cover, bring to a boil, then set to medium-low simmer.
Check occasionally, stirring rice, and if needed add more V-8.
5.0/5 Stars (3 Votes)
Frying Pan to Desktop Dinner Plate
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Thumbs Up From the Roommate
And a Paws Up from the Dog's Dish
I know I’ve whipped up a wonderful chicken entrée when my roommate gives me the thumbs-up!
Scott does not like chicken … He’s a beef man all the way.
I try to get him to eat more chicken and fish, for health reasons, and every now and then he enjoys it. He certainly liked my paella surprise tonight, as there were no leftovers!
My dog Tidbit loved the paella which found its way to her dog dish, which consisted of one de-boned chicken thigh, a few pieces of asparagus stalk, and a grape tomato.
A Tasty Side Dish or Salad for Chicken Entrees
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