By using a casserole dish and baking, this Chicken Paella dish is easier to prepare while still capturing all the classic Spanish taste of traditional paella.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 (about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 cup (about 3 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
- 3/4 cup long-grain white rice
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 2 cups water
- 2 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cubes
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
- 1/8 teaspoon ground saffron or turmeric
- 1 1/2 cups loose-pack frozen peas
- 1/4 cup sliced roasted red bell pepper or pimiento
HEAT oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook on each side until golden brown and no longer pink in center. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Add mushrooms, rice, onion and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until rice is golden brown.
COMBINE water and bouillon in liquid measuring cup; stir into rice mixture. Add herb seasoning and saffron. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in peas and roasted pepper. Spoon rice mixture into 4 individual casserole dishes; top each with a chicken breast.
FOR FREEZE AHEAD:
PREPARE as above. Cover; freeze for up to 4 months.
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
BAKE for 1 hour or until heated through. Or, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power, rearranging once. Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes for 1 casserole and 13 to 16 minutes for 2 casseroles.
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I made this dish for my family and everyone loved it even my picky eaters! I did add a little cilantro. :) It was a fantastic meal I will definatly make again.
Easy to make and very tasty!
I did a few things differently. Instead of using whole chicken breasts, I cut them up and cooked it, and then added the rice, veggies, etc.
I also used real saffron, which I paid ten dollars for and got an otherwise empty bottle with a partially filled baggie at the bottom. So next time, instead of using saffron, I'll just get one of those packages of Spanish/yellow rice that's already seasoned with the saffron. They cost like fifty cents.
This was good but I added sun dried tomatoes and crab meat and then it was really good. you can make this recipe vegitarian and its still super lucsious.
Yum, Yum, Yum!!
This recipe was very good. My family thoroughly enjoyed, however for the chicken, I used blackened seasoning to give it a spicier taste.
This recipe was so good. Try it for yourself.
A lot of work
This recipe sounded great, but it was a lot of work and was nothing like real Paella. I was very disappointed!