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Pre-Game Paella

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 8 people

Chicken, kielbasa and shrimp are served in seasoned rice to make a colorful dish that's sure to please.  Best of all, you can have it on the table in less than one hour.


cost per recipe: $23.21

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 16 ounces (1 package) turkey kielbasa, sliced
  • 3/4 pound small frozen peeled, deveined, cooked shrimp, thawed
  • 10 ounces (1 package) refrigerated cooked chicken strips  (about 1 3/4 cups)


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the rice and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir the broth, picante sauce and turmeric in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Stir the kielbasa, shrimp and chicken in the skillet. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the rice is tender.


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  • Easy, Better w couple changes?

    Douglas P.
    August 1, 2017

    I have made this on my own (I created the recipe myself with two bhanges) for less heat if you want, use diced tomatoes (drained for drier rice, undrained for wetter rice) instead of the picante'sause, and instead of the chicken I used Jimmie Dean Mild Sausage. (Cooked and drained before adding to mix) Absolutely delicious, I will definitely try it this way to compare this recipe to mine. I wonder which will be better? I prefer less spice personally

  • The Best Easy Paella Ever!!!

    Teresa H.
    February 28, 2014

    This is The Easiest recipe for Paella. I have made it several times. It's so good and tasty ... Everybody who tries it says they love it!!! This recipe makes a lot and the pan is empty before the day is over!!!

  • Entire family was happy!

    Ana B.
    December 4, 2013

    This was extremely easy, and I was pleasantly surprised that my family loved it. My problem is that I can't please them all at the same time, but this recipe was a complete success. My son even asked for the leftovers after hockey practice the same night! Next time, I'm going to add the mexicorn another reviewer mentioned. I'm definitely doing this one again!

  • Amazing!!!!

    Desiree H.
    August 9, 2020

    My significant other and I love this review. It was so easy and very delicious!!!!!

  • Easiest Recipe ever!!

    March 18, 2015

    Absolutely delish!! I used yellow rice instead but, this has to be the quickest meal I ever made! So full of flavor! Will def be making again soon!!

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    Made With

    Calories 390
    Total Fat 9 g
    Sat. Fat 2.3 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 114 mg
    Sodium 1484 mg
    Total Carb 43 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 2 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 29 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 6 %DV
    Iron 22 %DV
    Potassium 6 %DV
    Calories 395
    Total Fat 9 g
    Sat. Fat 2.3 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 114 mg
    Sodium 1309 mg
    Total Carb 43 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 31 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 8 %DV
    Iron 22 %DV
    Potassium 6 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.