Spicy chicken fried rice

Spicy chicken fried rice

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A clever mix of basmati and wild rice gives this superhealthy chicken dish a wonderfully nutty bite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
538
protein
48g
carbs
77g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
6g
sugar
8g
salt
1.91g

Ingredients

  • 300g mixed basmati and wild rice
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • good pinch chilli flakes
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 400g can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • bunch spring onions, thinly sliced

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Method

  1. Put the rice into a saucepan, cover with water, crumble in the stock cube, then bring to the boil. Stir the rice once, then simmer for about 20 mins until tender. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the chicken in the spices and coriander. Heat a pan, add the oil, tip in the peppers, then stir-fry for 3 mins until starting to soften. Add the chicken, then fry until golden, about 5 mins. Add the rice, beans and spring onions, then warm through.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2007

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Pynner's picture
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I have made this many times - everyone loves it, tastes great the next day and makes an excellent buffet / BBQ salad served cold.

iantherabbit's picture

doesn't adding chopped tomatoes make it into a weird chicken chili?!-i like it with tinned chilli beans or if you've only got plain kidney beans make a similar sauce with tomato puree and chilli powder and have it way too much creme fraiche!

smaw20's picture

Great mid week dish, I tried this with tinned tomatoes and Chorizo, was very tasty....

lurvlyloz's picture
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Love this dish! so simple & tasty. will def become a family favourite

eleanormayo's picture
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I agree with the other comments - this is rather dry and bland. I realised part way through cooking that it is essentially chicken, rice'n'peas, so added a large slug of chipotle sauce, but probably not a recipe I will do again.

olliewu's picture
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Think this is a great, winner of a dinner with a decent amount of flavour, i added some creme fraise to it and even had it cold for my lunch the next day at work, cheap to make and very filling!

mrsof72's picture
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Lovely dish. Used jerk chicken as had not chilly flakes and a dash of dark soy. Delicious!

clarkeeesp's picture
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Full of Flavour and easy to make, did seem a bit dry but I think adding anything else would spoil the flavours.

ahowes's picture
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Just made this recipe, found it so easy and so tasty

angelafield's picture
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I found this recipe very bland!

I added ground coriander, paprika, a sliced onion, garlic some balsamic vinegar and some tomato puree and I still didn't find this spicy in the slightest.

I had to spoon over some Discovery Chipotle chilli sauce in the end.

I don't think I will be making this again!

zsugabubus's picture

This dish is very filling, I personally don't think it needs any extra ingredients. It takes quite a long time to prepare it, i.e. chop up everything, but it is definitely worth the effort.

amanda696's picture
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Gorgeous!

Pynner's picture
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made this for the family last night - as per recipe. Very quick and easy and very successful.I will experiment next time.

bossjohnc's picture

Don't put tomatoes in to this, it really doesn't need them. I've made this 3 or 4 times now, and on the last two occasions added two handfuls of sultanas - it works!

newchef's picture
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I made this for me & my partner - was lovely - so simple to make - I added a tin of chopped tomatoes & as I couldn't find chilli flakes, I used 2 tsps of paprika - was lovely.

danielweb's picture
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Very bland dish, not enough flavour, will not be making again.

katycooks's picture
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I literally just made this. I added mushrooms and a tin of tomatoes as per the suggestions above. What a corker of a recipe! Wonderful flavour, textures, and colours. And dead simple to make. Delicious!

analisa's picture
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very tasty .. tasted even better the next day :)

hulldanny's picture
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very tasty, didn't do it with rice though, had it with potato instead. also added the chopped toms suggested in an earlier post.

clairell's picture

I made this last night and added tinned tomatoes as suggested. This was a great quick and easy meal and I would certainly make again.

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