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Italian Sausage Paella

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  Chicken stock/2 cups canned chicken broth mixed with 2 cups water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Crushed saffron threads 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chorizo/Hot italian sausage 8 Ounce, cut into 1-inch lengths
  Broiler fryer chicken 1 , cut into 8 pieces
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Yellow onion 1 Large, coarsely chopped
  Sweet red pepper 1 Large, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  Sweet green pepper 1 Large, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  Tomatoes/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes 4 Large, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Long grain white rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Medium shrimp 1 Pound, shelled and deveined
  Frozen green peas/1 package (10 ounces) frozen seas 2 Cup (32 tbs), thawed and drained

Bring half of the stock to a simmer in a small saucepan over low heat.
Add the saffron, if desired, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a 4-quart Dutch oven over moderately low heat for 1 minute.
Add the chorizo and brown about 10 minutes.
Transfer to a plate and discard all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings.
Pat the chicken dry, then arrange skin side down in the Dutch oven in a single layer.
Brown for 7 to 8 minutes, turn, and brown the other side for 6 to 7 minutes.
Transfer to a platter.
Pour off the drippings.
Add the oil to the Dutch oven and heat for 30 seconds over moderate heat.
Add the onion and red and green peppers and saute for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Add the tomatoes, garlic, and paprika, bring to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
Stir in the rice, the saffron mix ture, the remaining stock, and the salt and black pepper, and bring to a simmer.
Add the chicken and chorizo, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Turn the chicken over and add the shrimp and peas.
Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7509 Calories from Fat 3610

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 402 g618.5%

Saturated Fat 122.8 g613.9%

Trans Fat 8 g

Cholesterol 2147.2 mg715.7%

Sodium 6600.3 mg275%

Total Carbohydrates 477 g158.8%

Dietary Fiber 43.8 g175.2%

Sugars 65.6 g

Protein 473 g946.2%

Vitamin A 455.2% Vitamin C 958.7%

Calcium 79.7% Iron 234.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Italian Sausage Paella Recipe