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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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

shanehudson's picture
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This was very simple to make (even if I did burn the onions!) and tasted delicious. Perfect for other students that want to eat "real" food but are not confident cooks!

ku13599's picture

This is a great recicpie, especially for family meals and everyone loved it! Its one of those recipies that you can change to personal taste and make your own: we added mango chutney to the dish to give it a sweetness and it tasted great. :)

cebryder's picture

i find the thought of frozen veg when camping amusing!!! will try this on next camping trip but might have to go for tinned or fresh veg as our tent hasnt' got a freezer!

shockfaint's picture
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My friend commented that it smelled like pot noodle, and when I realised that it does, I couldn't really get past that. Not one of my favourites.

kerry1984's picture

Realy enjoyed this recipe quick easy meal for one

gordge's picture
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very simple and easy to make, will defs make again

josp74's picture
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Easy and tasty, liked by all the family. Only had curry powder and added mange tout, broccoli and spinach (at different intervals so as not to overcook). Would make again as so simple.

adailene's picture

I am making this right now, I didn't have curry paste, used curry powder instead, it smells delicious and looks yummy too! Looking forward to it!

vicky93-x's picture
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I used curry powder instead of paste. It was quite nice, if a little bland. Next time i will add more curry powder :)

helenlj's picture
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Tasty, easy and comforting; I used frozen spinach and peas and fresh cauliflower. It might have been my mugs(!), but I made loads, so have some nice leftovers for tomorrow!

idt1986's picture
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I love this but everytime I make it, the rice burns at the bottom
and it takes about 25-35 mins for the meal to cook! if I turn it up, it burns.. if not it takes ages.

jenniemaria's picture
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Love this recipe... Have made it several times now, experimenting with different veg. Fab for using up anything left over in the fridge. I use an extra hot madras paste and use a little more than stated in the recipe. I also add in some fresh chilli. Delicious, quick, easy and cheap to make with minimum washing up. What more could you ask for?!

kelaart's picture

Sounds great

susannam's picture
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Very easy to do, lovely one pot dish for those busy days. Very easy to modify if you fancy too!

alexlindner's picture
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Great mid-week meal :)

honeypiglet's picture
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I didn't have any curry paste and so I made my own by frying half an onion and whizzing it in the blender with a small chunk of fresh ginger, a couple of garlic cloves, a tsp toasted cumin and fennel seeds, a squirt of tomato paste, a tblsp of dessicated coconut and flaked almonds, a generous tsp of garam masala and a tsp of turmeric.
It worked well. The leftovers were yummy too!

lastratstanding's picture
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Roast chicken yesterday, one pot chicken pilaf with the leftovers today! Will definitely make this again.

d41d0y's picture
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Super-easy, super-tasty! A real winner for a quick weeknight tea. Added a bit more water than suggested as wanted to avoid sticking and it worked! Also added chilli flakes for extra punch.

kerry1984's picture

really enjoyed it made quite a big portion. Really easy to do and quick!

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