Oven-baked chicken pilau

Oven-baked chicken pilau

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This chicken pilau is not only satisfying, it's healthy too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
784
protein
48g
carbs
95g
fat
26g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
17g
salt
1.14g

Ingredients

  • 85g pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 350g long grain rice
  • 85g sultanas
  • 850ml chicken stock
  • handful fresh coriander leaves, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. On the hob, toast the pine nuts in a flameproof casserole dish, remove and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the casserole and soften the onion with the turmeric for 3 mins. Add the chicken thighs and cook for 3-4 mins until browned all over. Tip in the rice, sultanas and 700ml stock, then bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and bake in the oven for 20 mins, checking halfway and adding more stock if needed. Cook until the chicken is done and the rice tender. Season to taste, then stir in the toasted pine nuts and serve sprinkled with fresh coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2006

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Peaches1st's picture
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Quick and easy mid-week supper. I substituted long grain rice for basmati, and set my fan-assisted oven to 200 degrees instead of 180 degrees and it cooked perfectly in the 20 minutes for me! Enjoyed by the whole family including our toddler.

Minx1066's picture

This is lovely. It needs a lot longer in the oven. I would say 40/60 mins. I had to top up with a little water throughout too.
I served it with yoghurt and chutney which was great. Personally I like a little more heat so I added curry powder.

beffanwe14's picture
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Delicious and so easy. I made it with 500g diced turkey breast fillets and they were moist and tender (took about 35 mins) also used 300g brown rice. added diced apricots. I also only used 1 tbsp of oil to cut back on the fat.

jbowers's picture

Love this recipe although find I need to cook it for longer than stated. My children love the addition of chorizo - never any food left on their plates - fab!

sfxmum's picture

this is delicious and easy to do, a firm favourite with the family

takowako001's picture
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Tasty recipe. Easy to do. Took little longer than 20 mins but worth wait for a while!

kfenton01's picture
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I have been using this recipe since it was in the magazine - different every time. Try adding a tbsp curry paste and substitute cashews for the pine nuts - A real favourite in our house.

chrisclark412's picture

Added 2 tablespoons of mild curry powder before putting in the oven to give a bit of heat. Delicious!

natashajoyner's picture
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Was a great recipe. I cooked it for friends and everyone had 2 helpings! I used Laura's tips which worked really well. Fab one-pot meal!

gingerbadcat's picture
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I had to add some bombay curry spice as I thought turmeric lacked kick on its own. It was very good.

laurabeth's picture
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Really tasty recipe. I added some cumin seeds and a pinch of dried chilis along with the tumeric as I like a little bit more heat. I would definately recommend this dish and will definately be cooking it again!

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