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One-Skillet Healthy Paella

One-Skillet Healthy Paella


* Optional Substitution Note

Ingredients for 6 servings (or more):

  • 1.5lb chicken breasts
  • 1/2lb jumbo shrimp (raw, peeled and deveined)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 cups cooked short grain brown rice or Arborio rice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 red onion (sliced)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 tablespoon garlic paste (or minced garlic)
    • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
    • Sea salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
    • fresh parsley


Step 1

Cook rice according to the instructions given and set aside. To save time and space in the kitchen, I use a rice cooker to prepare the rice.

Step 2

Chop raw chicken breasts into small pieces. Then, chop the shrimp into small pieces.

Step 3

Set a (cast-iron) skillet on medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Once it has melted, add red onion and garlic paste. Stir with a wooden spoon and cook until the edges of the red onion have browned.

Step 4

Toss in raw, chopped chicken breasts and cook until the chicken is about 75% cooked. Do not be alarmed if some parts of the chicken are still pink.

Step 5

Toss in raw shrimp and stir with wooden spoon or spatula. Cook until the shrimp is about 75% cooked.

Step 6

Add paprika and a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Stir.

Step 7

Then, add cooked rice and diced tomatoes. Stir and reduce heat to medium.

Step 8

Pour in chicken broth and then add saffron. Allow the contents to simmer and gently stir. Allow it cook for about 3 minutes. If you would like, add fresh lemon juice.

Step 9

Lastly, add frozen peas and stir. Allow the paella to simmer for about 5 minutes, then garnish with freshly chopped parsley


Approximate macros for 1 of 6 servings:

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Prep 10min
Cook 15min
Total 25min

Nutrition per serving

About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!