Paella Recipe - Shrimp and Chicken


This Paella recipe is a tasty Spanish dish the whole family will love. There is only 1 FreeStyle SmartPoint in this recipe as it uses shrimp and chicken breast chunks for the main ingredients.

Since these items are now zero points and Weight Watchers newest plan, you can indulge in this entree without going over your daily or weekly allowance.

This is a low fat meal so no matter what diet plan you are on, this recipe will fit into your weight loss meal plan perfectly.

Shrimp & Chicken Paella Recipe

This low fat recipe has tons of flavor without adding up the calories or the Weight Watchers Points. So if you are thinking Spanish tonight, and you love shrimp and chicken, this is the perfect meal to make tonight.

Recipe Type:

Entree, Chicken, Seafood

Degree of Difficulty:



  • 3/4 cup brown rice, ready-to-serve
  • 2 cans tomatoes, diced with green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp saffron
  • 3/4 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 each chicken breast tenders, diced 3/4-inch (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup Peas, frozen or fresh
  • 1 spray Cooking Spray, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat 8 inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Spread the ready to serve rice into dish.
  4. Pour 1 can of tomatoes (including the juice) over the rice.
  5. Sprinkle with saffron.
  6. Place the shrimp and chicken chunks on top of rice and tomatoes.
  7. Drain second can of tomatoes and arrange on top.
  8. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Let stand (covered) for 5 minutes and serve.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Paella Recipe

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size 1/4 pan
Calories 221
Total Fat 2.5g
      Sat Fat <1g
Cholesterol 118.2mg
Sodium 826.1mg
Total Carbohydrates 30.2g
      Fiber 6.4g
      Sugar 1.8g
Protein 22g

MyWW Points

Green: 3 pts
Blue: 1 pts
Purple: 0 pts

Other Weight Watchers Points

3 pts
2 pts

All ingredients except the tomatoes are included in the "Green" MyWW points. The shrimp, chicken breast and vegetables were not included in the calculation of the Blue and Purple MyWW points. The purple points also do not include the brown rice. All other WW points do not include the veggies.


You can add additional veggies like red bell peppers or onions without increasing the Weight Watchers Points in this paella recipe.

Ever wonder what Paella is and where it came from? Here's some fun facts from Wikipedia on Paella.

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