Chicken Paella With Pine Nuts & Cheese

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another Paella recipe from the "Moderation Diet Cookbook". I like the idea of the sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a covered Dutch oven casserole, simmer together first 6 ingredients for 30 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, cook together the next 4 ingredients until shallots are soft. Stir in the chicken and heat through. Stir tomato mixture into rice until blended. Place paella in a large shallow bowl and serve with sprinkled pine nuts and cheese.
Most Helpful

My 2 year old just gobbled it up, so it was a big hit all round. I added finely chopped bacon which was very tasty! Great easy recipe

Jeninmex October 21, 2012

I didn't use a Dutch oven, just a large covered pot, worked very well. I love the addition of cumin and turmeric, gives a lovely colour and aroma but still mild enough that my daughter happily ate it (despite sniffing suspiciously, lol!). I didn't have leftover chicken so cubed and cooked two chicken breasts, and once they were nicely browned, added the sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, etc, mix, and cooked them all together. This was so easily prepared and just delicious, we all enjoyed this and will be making it again! I added the pine nuts but not the parmesan cheese .. I have to be honest, it just doesn't need it, and although I love parmesan and will throw it on a LOT of dishes, I just didn't feel it was going to add anything to the dish here. Perhaps some finely chopped herbs, rather. Thank you Nancys Pantry, lovely recipe, will be making this again!!! Made for Make My Recipe tag game.

Karen Elizabeth September 15, 2011