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Total Time
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hour + 5 min to rest

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4 – 6


  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 8Maple Leaf Prime RWA Chicken Thighs
  • 3Maple Leaf Original Smokies, chopped
  • 1cup yellow saffron rice
  • 2cups chicken stock
  • 1Spanish onion, sliced
  • 1medium red pepper, sliced
  • 1389 ml can diced tomato with juices
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1cup frozen peas, thawed
  • ½tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley – optional
  • Lemon – optional
  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Brown chicken about 3 to 4 minutes per side and remove onto a platter. Remove all but 2 tbsp of rendered fat from skillet.
  2. Add peppers, onions and sausage to skillet and cook for about 5 minutes until browned.
  3. Add garlic, paprika and rice and cook 1 minute longer stirring well to coat.
  4. Add tomatoes, chicken stock and peas and mix well. Add chicken back to pan and cover with a tight fitting lid.
  5. Cook for 50 minutes or until rice is cooked through and chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  6. Allow paella to stand for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley and lemon if using.
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Try using Maple Leaf Prime RWA Chicken Legs in place of thighs!

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