One-pot chicken pilaf

One-pot chicken pilaf

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 1

Keep the washing-up down to an absolute minimum with this one-pot supper - you can even eat it out of the cooking dish!

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
663
protein
50g
carbs
92g
fat
13g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
13g
salt
1.94g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large or 2 small boneless, skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp curry paste (choose your favourite)
  • a third of a mug basmati rice
  • two-thirds of a mug chicken stock
  • 1 mug frozen mixed vegetables
  • half a mug frozen leaf spinach

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then fry the onion for 5-6 mins until softened. Add the chicken pieces, fry for a further couple of mins just to colour the outside, then stir in curry paste and rice. Cook for another min.
  2. Pour in the chicken stock and throw in any larger bits of frozen veg. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, then cover the pan with a lid. Cook for 10 mins, then stir in the remaining veg. Scatter over the spinach, cover, then cook for 10 mins more until all the stock is absorbed and the rice is tender. Give everything a good stir, season to taste, then tuck in.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2008

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diffin86's picture

Absolutely one of my favourite recipes ever! Ridiculously easy and quick to make even if I'm home late on a weeknight. Can't wait to cook it at a dinner party too. Love how flexible it is cooking for one person or ten people. I use frozen peas, frozen spinach, and Ocado frozen roasted med veg. Amazing!

mwsc11050's picture

Did not enjoy this at all. As mentioned by others the rice stuck to the bottom of the casserole dish. Tasted awful. Made loads and it's all going in the bin. Would be better off with a ready made curry from M&S.

mrsjosephinesmith86's picture
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Brilliant recipe, so simple but tasty. Recommended for when you need to feed a crowd too. I cook whole chicken thighs in the oven and then take the meat off the bone; much easier than de-boning, and then use the meat as directed.

petegregmrx's picture
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really loved it , very nice very easy,next time i might try some fresh chillies in there

stavria's picture
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Very easy to prepare plus its very versatile and uses up all the veg in the fridge!!It's now a firm favourite plus the washing up doesnt pile..it tastes even better with long grain rise as it gives it a richer flavor.Excellent!

patsythomas's picture
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I followed the recipe but used Balti paste, and used two heaped tablespoons. Had to add a small amount of water half way through as it seemed a bit dry. Will definitely make this again absolutely delicious.

lisa036's picture
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Great recipe, all the family loved it, quick and cheap too :)! Made it at least 4 times now.

narthana's picture
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This is an excellent and quick dish! It is was very easy to cook as well.

zannathetrainer's picture
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Two sons loved this and had at least two helpings each but I was a little disappointed, found it a bit tasteless. Added fresh cauliflower, French beans, peas, carrots and spinach and used a Korma paste but then added Madras powder as it seemed a bit bland. Took ages to get the rice cooked but luckily the veg still had bite which was nice. I added the juice of a lemon at the end which def perked it up. I would make it again.

kprentice's picture
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Now a firm family favourite, yummy! I add frozen peas, sweet corn, French beans and asparagus for the last 5 minutes of cooking.

kprentice's picture
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Now a firm family favourite, yummy! I add frozen peas, sweet corn, French beans and asparagus for the last 5 minutes of cooking.

kylah16's picture
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Nice dish. Big thumbs up from kids which is rare!

elan70's picture
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Very easy to cook, have made this with just veg and a hotter curry paste very nice. Hit with small children.

michandjas's picture
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Delicious, so cheap too. I used mild curry paste, was gorge

lisajo29's picture
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Forgot to rate it!

lisajo29's picture
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Absolutely tasty! I didn't use 'mug' sizes or measure the amount of veg (peas, cauliflower, spinach) or rice. I put in roughly 450ml of chicken stock and just added more water during cooking time to make sure everything cooked well and was soft. Overall it took around 55 mins to cook, but it was definitely worth the wait. To give it a nice spicy kick I used madras curry paste (2 heaped teaspoons) add more or less depending on how spicy you want it.

lanilovescooking's picture
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Incredible - Easy to make with Mild Curry Paste and this made the taste good.
Definite 5 Star and will cook again and again!

lanilovescooking's picture
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Incredible - Easy to make with Mild Curry Paste and this made the taste good.
Definite 5 Star and will cook again and again!

nikkij84's picture

Didn't have any spinach and I made up a curry paste.

This was a nice and simple recipe, very little effort and with a bit of salad and naan bread it makes for a tasty and nutritious meal in 30 minutes!

dave6376's picture
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Not particularly impressed. I found it dry and uninspiring. I also dislike recipes which talk about "handfuls" "half a mug" and so on, as if the author is too lazy (or too patronising) to give us proper measurements. I only made it because I had the ingredients in stock. I won't be making it again

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