Chicken and Sausage Paella


Chicken and Sausage Paella

Chicken and Sausage Paella


  • 2 tablespoons pure olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 8 ounces smoked sausage (cut in half lengthwise, then cut into half-circles)
  • 2 cups diced, cooked chicken
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes (liquid drained and reserved)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed green olives (sliced)


  1. In a heavy skillet, saute onions in olive oil till slightly brown. Add garlic, sausage, drained tomatoes, chicken, paprika, and saffron; saute for another 2 minutes.

  2. Add water to reserved tomato liquid to form 1.5 cups. Pour into skillet and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and add quinoa; cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with olives and serve. Enjoy!

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