Orzo Paella

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


8ounces low-fat smoked sausage, thinly sliced
1 1/2pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch thick chunks
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1tablespoon minced garlic
1pound medium shrimp, peeled
1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/2teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tomato, chopped
1 (16-ounce) package orzo pasta
1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed
1/2cup chopped green onions


  1. In a large pan coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.  Add chicken and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until chicken is lightly browned, about 6 minutes.  Add onion, green pepper and garlic.  Saute, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.  Add shrimp, tomato sauce, red pepper and tomato and cook 5 to 10 minutes, until shrimp are done and chicken is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions, omitting any oil and salt.  Drain and add to chicken mixture, tossing well.  Stir in peas and green onions and continue cooking until well heated, about 5 minutes.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 826
  • Fat 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 145mg
  • Sodium 388mg
  • Carbohydrate 126.3g
  • Protein 60.8g