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I made this tonight using chicken tenders and added them to the rice at the end with the peppers and peas. I think I'll use more cayenne next time.

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Alisa Lea December 08, 2012

This dish was SO easy! (I was even able to make it one night for supper when I was sick!) The only change I made was I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and baked them first. This is a beautiful, delicious, super easy one-dish-meal. I had just viewed a paella show on Food Network, and this dish looked much better than theirs did! I cannot imagine anyone not really enjoying it!
UPDATE: None of us eat meat now, and I am thrilled to say that my children are all making this with Quorn!(a substitute chicken product that is awesome) They are all just loving this!

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Susan Lee December 31, 2011

I have been using your recipe for years now and realized I have never rated it! Sorry Sunny! Love it and have modified it in many ways in the past. Used sausages and seafood added chili powder and cayenne and called it Jambalaya once :) I'm sneaky.

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Bernbaby June 12, 2011

We liked it, it is different than what I was expecting though. I think that next time I would add some shrimp.

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Tea Girl December 08, 2008

Really easy to make and tastes great, the only change I made was to use saffron instead of turmeric. I was shocked at how great it turned out.

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switzer June 06, 2008

This is a great one dish meal! It makes a LOT, so be sure to use a pretty hefty size pan. It has great flavor, although I prefer a bit more spicy so next time I'll add more cayenne pepper, or add hot sauce to taste at the table.

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hepcat1 January 08, 2007

I made this last night - doubled, because I had twice the amount of chicken called for on hand. I couldn't fit it all in one pot so once it got to the boiling stage (with the rice and stock) I separated it into two lasagna sized pans and baked it the rest of the way. In the end the chicken itself didn't seem to have much flavor, but the rice almost made up for it - delicious!

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Kishka January 15, 2004

This was wonderful! I made as directed (except for the peas) and it turned out so flavourful! My guests loved it. I cooked the whole thing stove top as directed, and then kept it warm in casserole dish in the oven until it was time to eat and it hadn't dried out at all. Garnished with lots of fresh parsley and lemon wedges dipped in paprika. I will make this again!

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Miraklegirl November 03, 2003

You all have to try this! It's incredible easy, yet delicious. And it makes alot, great for serving a small crowd. I also threw in about 1/2 pound shrimp, and added hot sauce to my own serving. My husband thought it was perfect as is. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and basmati rice. This was very easy and quick to put together, as well. Thanks zygetta!

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ciao July 05, 2003
Sunny Chicken Paella