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Paella with bacon

10
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Take a trip to Spain with this mouth-watering paella. Juicy prawns, smoky bacon and chicken breast will fill you up, while garlic and herbs will excite your tastebuds

Ingredients

Dried saffron

1 tsp

Chicken stock

3 cup(s), (750ml)

Olive oil

2 tsp

Skinless chicken breast

400 g, fat trimmed, cut into 5cmk pieces (buy 500g)

Hans 98% Fat Free Short Cut Bacon

160 g, thinly sliced

Brown onion

1 medium, chopped

Red capsicum

1 medium, thinly sliced

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Ground paprika

2 tsp

Rice, arborio, dry

1 cup(s), (200g)

Green prawns

480 g, peeled, deveined, tail inatct (buy 800g)

Frozen green peas

¾ cup(s), (120g)

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

¼ cup(s), coarsely chopped

Fresh lemon rind

2 tsp, finely grated

Instructions

  1. Place saffron and stock in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a deep, heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken, in batches, and cook for 2–3 minutes each side or until browned. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  3. Add bacon, onion and capsicum to same pan and cook, stirring, for 2–3 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Add garlic and paprika and cook, stirring, for a further 30 seconds.
  4. Add rice and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until coated. Pour reserved hot stock mixture into pan. Top with chicken and prawns. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add peas and cook for 5 more minutes or until chicken is cooked. Serve sprinkled with parsley and rind.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Broccolini.