Oven-baked Thai chicken rice

Oven-baked Thai chicken rice

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
A fuss-free family meal that will you'll want to make again and again, with a lovely coconut taste

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal510
  • fat18g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein32g
  • salt1.02g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g pack mini chicken fillet
  • 4 tbsp Thai green curry paste (we used Bart's), or use less for a milder taste
  • 250g basmati and wild rice mix, rinsed (we used Tilda)
  • 2 red pepper, deseeded and cut into wedges
  • finely grated zest and juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 400g reduced-fat coconut milk
  • handful coriander leaves, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat the oil in a shallow ovenproof casserole dish, then soften the onion for 5 mins. Add the chicken and curry paste, then cook for 3 mins, stirring to coat.

  2. Tip in the rice and peppers, then stir in the lime zest and juice, coconut milk and 250ml boiling water. Bring to the boil, then pop the lid on and bake for 20 mins until the rice is fluffy. Scatter with coriander before serving.

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Comments (146)

terriferris's picture

I love this.

The rice gets all flavoured with the coconut milk - really easy to make and when you pop it the oven you have a good 20mins to have a good clean up. Great for during the week. I use mini chicken fillets, extra tender

cobbles1505's picture

This is a lovely dish that can be tweaked quite a bit...I used Jalfrezi paste instead of Thai curry, added more veg, like mushrooms and peas and omitted the lime. Still turned out to be a nice meal though! And freezes well.

dstephens's picture

Love love love this recipe! Used peppers, mushrooms, corgette and carrot, and chucked in a chilli to heat it up a bit, and it worked brilliantly. To quote my girlfriend - "this is one of my favourite things you've cooked so far" !

fizzpickle's picture

so easy especially as i used roasted peppers from a tin it gave the dish a slightly smokey flavour. will definately be making this again possibly with mushrooms. Added chicken stock for extra flavour.

aniseedgal's picture

Really tasty, and quick and easy to make!

ms_scarlett's picture

One of my all-time favourite dinners. Super yummy. I use chicken thigh fillets and just chop them up a little bit - they have more flavour and are often a bit cheaper than the same amount of chicken breast.

Superraisen's picture

really really nice and creamy! I didn't add the chicken which made it the perfect side to any Thai dinner :)

wisedog's picture

Favourite with the family, my husband and four year old fight for 2nd helpings!!!

kingorry's picture

Do not use 4tbsp of real Thai green curry paste unless you are Thai or else it will be inedible.

chips14's picture

Very tasty I used chicken thigh fillets for more flavour though and cut thinly

miss_ratty's picture

Yum yum yum yum yum! Very nice! Added an extra chilli and garlic, as we like it spicy. Very nice...and the best thing about it is that there's hardly any washing up to do, yipee!

john130406's picture

My 2 year old son loved it. It was quick & easy to make and was so good to eat. I will make this again.

zebrabird's picture

This was absolutely delicious and really easy. It'll become a staple dish I'm sure.

kebabthief's picture

I'm not sure if Bart's green curry paste has got stronger/more concentrated since this recipe was published, as 4 tbsp of it absolutely blows your socks off. I'd defo use half that amount if I made this again and I'm no stranger to spicy food either.

foodie-gill's picture

Very disappointed, especially having read some of the reviews. Found it bland and tasteless!

iwitness's picture

superb , all the family love it

cocovanilla's picture

4 tbsp? really? I just followed the recipe and unfortunately four tablespoons was way too hot and spicy, we were sweating! I think I'll go easy on the curry paste, cause it was quite tasty.

Marianadgey's picture

Very simple but yummy. Even my husband who's not fussed about rice had second helpings. Will definitely make again soon.

catherinedoherty's picture

The taste was really good..but I messed up by forgetting to rince the rice and it ended up very sticky!!..will try it again

susiebrown's picture

Super recipe for a speedy supper. I used stock instead of water, really tasty. Didn't use too much curry paste as my daughter in law doesn't like spicy food. She took the recipe home with her as she enjoyed it so much.

Will be a firm favourite in our house.


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