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)

ernestelephant's picture

Great recipe - really easy and very tasty. Leftovers pretty good the next day in my lunchbox too!

debbzi's picture

It worked perfectly in terms of time and texture. But even though I used about three quarters of curry paste quantity, it was much too hot. I used the Mae Ploy green curry paste so anyone trying the recipe with that, take care!

r8ch4food's picture

mmmmm, lush, will defo make again soon!!

fsmos1's picture

I love how easy this was, simple yet delicious! I added an orange pepper, and a courgette. I will add mushrooms next time too. Yum yum.

lynseyjane's picture

Made this for my first ever 'dinner party'. Came out great, very easy to make and everyone loved the level of spice. I let it cook for alittle longer to soak up some of the juices.

melissathomas's picture

Have made this a few times and love it! I add a bit more coconut milk so you get a bit of sauce too...!

dpclough's picture

Very tasty, and straight into my list of favourites. I've been gradually working my way through the spicy dishes, and this is one of the best. Very well balanced. Found the 4 tbs of paste fine for all the family, including those who don't like their food too hot.

cherylwillcocks's picture

amaing. tried it a few times, with diff veg, whatever greens i ve got left. used blue dragon curry paste - only need a tsp or so. also made extra for partner to take to work cold next day. favourite in our house!

cookingdiamond's picture

was just about to look for a quick biriyani type recipe when this popped up, off to the kitchen now to start cooking.......Thank you

jacquie's picture

Anyone know what I can replace the coconut milk with, impossible to get in Romania

littlejackieo's picture

Blooming great recipe, we've just had it for dinner an me and my partner ate it al!! Used brown rice instead and it worked really well.

georgeb74's picture

Amazing!! Def one for dinner parties as it only takes 30 mins from start to finish - guests would think you'd been slaving for hours! Beautiful dish, highly recommended!

boladivine's picture

very nice recipes, can't wait to try it again

melanieedwards's picture

Fab! works just as well with lemon instaed of the lime.

alizonc's picture

This was dead easy to make, i added mushrooms and garlic. We both loved it and has gone into my hard copy recipe folder to cook again.

eleanormayo's picture

Go easy on the curry paste though if you use the Barts one recommended.

bakinmummy's picture

yummy yummy!

welshoochey's picture

This was delicious and so easy to make. I cut the peppers into smaller bite size pieces and added babycorn and tinned water chesnuts. Will make again for sure!

mhairi's picture

This is a great tasting, easy to cook recipe. I added in some green peppers and peas - it was a real hit!

carolinegraceb's picture

Can't wait to try this as my sis has recommended it!


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