CHICKEN WING PAELLA

Serves 4-6

Paella is a Spanish dish with a mixture of rice, vegetables, meat and sometimes shellfish. I lived in Spain for a couple of years and came to the conclusion that there must be almost as many versions of Paella as there are Spanish cooks$which means that you have a lot of latitude to vary the ingredients according to what you have handy in your refrigerator. I like this better the next day, when the different flavors have had a chance to “marry.”

10 chicken wings

1 pound sweet Italian sausage links

1 teaspoon browning sauce

1 large onion, chopped

1 sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips

1 medium-sized zucchini, chopped

1 can (16-ounces) tomatoes, undrained

1/2 cup hot water

1 teaspoon salt or to taste

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco

2 cups hot cooked rice

1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Cut wing-tip section from wings. Set tips aside to cook later in soup or stew, if desired. Brush sausages with browning sauce; cut into 1-inch pieces. In 3-quart microwave-safe dish, place sausage pieces; cover with wax paper. Microwave at HIGH (100% power) 6 to 7 minutes, or until sausage loses its pink color, stirring twice. With slotted spoon remove sausage.

To drippings in dish, add onion, red pepper and zucchini; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 5 minutes, stirring twice. Add tomatoes, browned sausages, water, salt, oregano, paprika, turmeric and Tabasco; stir to blend.

Arrange chicken wings in circular pattern on top of tomato mixture. Cover with plastic wrap; microwave at HIGH 5 minutes. Reduce power to MEDIUM-HIGH (70% power); cook 10 minutes per pound. Halfway through cooking time, turn wings over; re-cover and complete cooking. Stir in hot cooked rice and peas; microwave at HIGH 3 minutes.

To warm for serving, cover with plastic wrap to speed cooking and microwave at HIGH until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Chicken Recipes – The Perdue Chicken Cookbook

Copyright (C) by Mitzi Perdue – Used with Permission

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