Creamy Chicken a La Paella with Shrimp and Chicken Sausage

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  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 package (12.8 ounces) chicken sausage, sliced and cut into quarters
  • 2 cups carrots, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp
  • 2 packages of Knorr® Sides Creamy Chicken
  • ½ cup parsley
  • Season with salt to taste


  1. In a medium pot, add the canola oil and heat over medium high heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent.
  3. Add chicken sausage and cook for 3 minutes, or until brown.
  4. Add the carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, black pepper and paprika. Cover and simmer for 8 minutes
  5. Add shrimp and mix well. Set aside in a bowl.
  6. In the same pot, cook Knorr® Sides Creamy Chicken packages as directed on the package without the margarine.
  7. One minute before the rice is completely cooked, add sausage mix to the pot. Mix well and then add parsley.
  8. Let stand at least for 2 minutes. Stir and serve.

Serves 8.

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Manuel Villacorta, RDN, is a best-selling author, founder of Whole Body Reboot, health blog contributor for The Huffington Post and RDN contributor for Univision. Manuel recently contributed to a National Geographic series on Superfoods. Read Manuel’s blog, Whole Body Reboot, and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.