Monday, February 8, 2010

Recipe Monday!

It's Recipe Monday!

(Photo from Cooking Light -- their dish has shrimp - yum!)

I think I posted this recipe before, but it's so good that it deserves a repeat! This is a great Heart Healthy meal straight from our local Hospital's Heart Healthy Cookbook! Very appropriate for this month and all the heart-stuff going on, don't you think? I just made it the other night and it is scrumptious + heart-healthy and low-fat too - bonus! Plus, it is colorful --what could be better!! Mr. Tennis loves this dish and will eat the leftovers day after day after day!

It's Spanish Chicken Paella. Here's the recipe:
1/2 med. green pepper, chopped
1 tsp garlic clove minced
1 pound (or so) of chicken breast (skinless, boneless)
8 oz. diced tomatoes, canned, low sodium
1/4 tsp pepper
1-3/4 cup rice, white, long grain, uncooked
1/4 tsp oregano
1 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon canola oil
16 oz chicken broth, fat-free
1 cup peas, frozen
1 tsp paprika
Cut chicken into bite-size chunks. In large skillet, add the canola oil to medium heat. Cook chicken 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken and set aside. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Add chopped green pepper and onion. Cook until tender. Add rice and cook until slightly browned. Return chicken to skillet, add chicken broth, tomatoes, peas, garlic and spices. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until chicken is tender and liquid is absorbed. Garnish with chopped cilantro and chopped olives - if desired.
Prep time: 30 minutes (or less); cooking time 25 minutes; Serves 6; serving size 3/4 cup. Calories 258 per serving; total fat 3.8 grams.
Enjoy! And the leftovers are just as yummy warmed up the next day!! For more yummy recipes, check out Colleen's Recipe Monday linky party!


Lisa said...

yum!! I will definitely try it this week!!

Gail said...

Sounds absolutely heavenly, something we would LOVE! I'll be trying it for sure.

Any news about the baby? You must be so excited!!!!

Wanda said...

I will love this. It has cilantro (coriander) - my favorite. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.


Colleen said...

yummy yummy yummy!!! Ok I'm hungry!!! This looks fabulous!!!!

Thank you so much for playing today!!!

Lisa said...

This looks DELICIOUS! I may have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, this looks so delish, I might actually make it tonight! I have to see whether we have all of the ingredients though... unfortunately, the roads are still a mess and our local grocery store closed - the roof collapsed because of the weight of the snow. Ugh.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Looks like a great recipe! I love that it is low fat and healthy, plus it sounds good. I might have to try this sometime this week!

Jodee Leader said...

That looks delicious! I wish I could eat some right now! I completely stretched out my stomach during the Super Bowl last night!

Shelly and Family said...

WOW - does that sound good! I am going to have to add it to my recipe "to-do" list! Thanks for sharing...!

Kam said...

yums! I will have to try this one! Always need new recipes!

Ivy said...

Oh yummy on a cold night! I just ate and your pic makes me hungry! Great recipe, thanks for sharing.


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This looks so good.....YUMMM!!!

Hope that this is the big excited for you:)

Keep us posted!



Missy said...

Delicious and so colorful and pretty! Thanks for sharing. I will be printing this one off :)

melissa said...

My older boys would love this dish - saving it to make for them when they are home from college :)

Lucy said...

that looks and sound delicious. i've always wanted to try to make paella! thanks for the recipe. i love this idea because it can be so darn hard to think of things to cook! :) have a great week!

Sharon said...

That looks amazing and what a great photograph!
I was thinking about you this morning because I poured some valentines hearts into a bowl and the one on top said...'My Boo"
I thought of taking a picture of it to show you!!

Casey said...

Oh my!! Everyone is cookin'

This ain't good for my diet!! :)

sanjeet said...

Sounds absolutely heavenly,

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