Paella with Chicken, Leeks & Tarragon

Number of Servings: 4 (418 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 30 min.
Paella with Chicken, Leeks & Tarragon

Traditional paella is made with rice, vegetables, and meat and also contains beans and saffron. This one uses peas and tarragon in place of the beans and saffron. It might be a stretch to call it paella, but it’s no stretch to call it delicious.


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 leeks (whites only), thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • ⅔ cup brown rice
  • 1 tsp. tarragon
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup peas
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges


  1. In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, leeks, garlic, and chicken strips. Sauté until the vegetables are translucent and chicken is slightly browned (5 minutes).
  2. Add the tomatoes and red pepper slices. Continue to sauté another 5 minutes.
  3. Add rice, tarragon, and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in peas and continue to simmer uncovered until broth is absorbed and the rice is tender (45-60 minutes).
  5. Garnish with parsley and lemon to serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 418 g

Amount per serving
Calories 285
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 28g
Protein 21g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 67.6mg 6%
Iron 2.5mg 15%
Potassium 795mg 15%
Vitamin A 143mcg 15%
Vitamin C 84.2mg 90%
Vitamin E 1.8mg 10%
Vitamin K 84.4mcg 70%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 20%
Niacin 14.3mg 90%
Vitamin B6 0.9mg 50%
Folate 75.2mcg 19%
Vitamin B12 0.2mcg 10%
Biotin 4.6mcg 15%
Chloride 187.2mg 8%
Pantothenate 1.7mg 35%
Phosphorus 327.8mg 25%
Iodine 0.9mcg 0%
Magnesium 85.4mg 20%
Zinc 1.8mg 15%
Selenium 19.4mcg 35%
Copper 0.4mg 40%
Manganese 1.3mg 60%
Chromium 0.6mcg 2%
Molybdenum 8.8mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken Stock, Sea Salt), Chicken Flavor, Onion Powder, Potato Flour, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Flavor, Turmeric And Flavor), Tomatoes, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Green Peas, Whole Grain Brown Rice, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Lemon, Leeks, Parsley, Garlic, Olive Oil, Tarragon.

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