Keto & Low-Carb Lean and Green Chicken Paella

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Mar 13, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Chicken Paella
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Suggested Brand: Upton's Natural  Vegan Chorizo Seitan Crumbles

Would your family eat
American
food every night? Prepare this lean and green
Chicken Paella
recipe to give you and your family a
American
meal that is completely on plan and 100% delicious!

 

 

 

Difficulty
Hard
Servings
4
Cooking Time
15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes

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Lean & Green Chicken Paella Ingredients

  • 4 tsp Canola Oil
  • 2 oz Seitan Chorizo Crumbles
  • 11/2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Diced
  • 2 small Garlic Cloves
  • 1 stalk Scallions Minced
  • 4 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 pinch Saffron (optional)*
  • 1 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Green Beans FInely Chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Lean & Green Chicken Paella Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium high heat and cook the seitan chorizo crumbles and chicken until brown, but not cooked through.
  2. Add the garlic and scallions and sweat for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the cauliflower rice, saffron (if using), tomatoes, and green beans to the paella. Cook for about 10 minutes, season with salt (optional) and pepper, and best served hot.

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