Gabe's Paella

OK a complete break from the norm, here's a recipe I adapted from an iPhone app, I feel comfortable calling it my own at this point, given all the modifications I've made. This is a great meal for freezing or serving a bunch of folks.

serves 4-6

* 2 whole chicken breasts
* some andouille sausage (a little less than the chicken)
* salt/pepper/paprika
* extra virgin olive oil
* 1 green bell pepper
* 3/4 cup of chopped onion (about half a largish onion)
* minced garlic
* 2 cups long grain brown rice (or whatever rice you prefer)
* 2 cans (~ 30 ounces) chicken broth
* 1 cup white wine
* saffron
* 1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes
* chopped fresh parsley (optional garnish)


* Start the rice first
* put the rice and all the broth and wine into a big pot
* throw some chopped garlic in there
* bring to boil
* reduce heat and allow to slowly simmer

* put some olive oil in a pan for cooking the chicken, sausage, and vegetables
* put some chopped garlic in the oil
* bring to medium heat

* cut chicken into 1 inch pieces

* make dry rub with salt pepper and paprika, rub onto chicken to taste

* cook chicken in pan to golden color, throw in with rice when ready

* cut sausage, cook in pan to crusty edges, throw in with rice when ready

* chop veggies, rub with salt/pepper/paprika, cook in oil to taste, add to rice when ready

* throw stewed tomatoes in with rice

* put some saffron in with rice

* cook and stir occasionally until the whole thing has a nice consistency, you don't want the mixture to bee too watery, and you don't want your chicken to get too dry