Country-Style Chicken & Sausage Paella

Chicken and Sausage Recipe
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2 Reviews
Turmeric lends an intense yellow color and a wonderful bittersweet, pungent flavor to this hearty chicken entrée.
10 min
Prep Time
6:40
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
6
skinless chicken thighs
1 medium
onion, sliced
1 tablespoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
2 teaspoons
dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon
ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon
pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can
low sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups
uncooked instant rice
1 cup
frozen peas
1/2 pound
fully cooked smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 (8-ounce) package
frozen cooked medium shrimp, thawed, rinsed, peeled, deveined
1 medium
tomato, chopped, if desired

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add chicken thighs. Cook over medium-high heat, turning once, 4-5 minutes or until chicken is browned. Drain off fat.
  2. Place onion and garlic in slow cooker. Top with chicken thighs. Sprinkle with thyme, turmeric and pepper. Pour chicken broth over all ingredients. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6-8 hours, or on High heat setting 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. Remove chicken thighs from slow cooker 30 minutes before serving.Increase heat setting to High.Stir in rice, peas, sausage and shrimp. Place chicken thighs on top of rice mixture. Cover; cook 30-35 minutes or until rice is tender.
  4. Serve with chopped tomato, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Because slow cookers cook food at very low temperatures, removing the lid can greatly reduce the interior temperature. Resist the temptation to peek at the contents during cooking--it can reduce the inside temperature by as much as 20 degrees in as little as 2 minutes. When you lift the cover to add ingredients, replace the lid as quickly as possible.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
290
Cholesterol
125mg
Carbohydrates
26g
Protein
22g
Fat
10g
Sodium
540mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I have been making this for years and it always is a hit! I never have much for left overs and everyone raves about it!!! A must have

Rating

Easy and flavorful!

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