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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linda1980's picture

Really loved this dish I must have used too much spinach as mine looked quite green but tasted great. I'd make it the exact same next time. Easy and tasty top marks.

lemonkids's picture
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Lovely meal. Only my fussy 7 year son did not like it, the other children loved it. I used long grain rice, loads of stock, carrots, sweetcorn, peppers, red onions, garlic, broccoli and cauliflower. I had no curry paste so used powder, it was very tasty.

tarataylor's picture
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disaster for me!!!

weinay59's picture
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This was easy and super tasty. I used cauliflower, broccoli, peppers and frozen peas. I did used chicken breast as my boyfriend doesn't like the dark meat, so it was a little dry - thighs would probably be the best. It is as everyone says, a great way to rustle something up from what you have in the cupboard and fridge. Nice and cheap! We had some left for lunch the next day.

acmed001's picture
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This was really easy to make and the kids loved it, will definitely do this again.

splodgemeister's picture
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Gorgeous! But will use more curry paste next time as it was a bit mild for me (used balti paste). Super easy to make and double. I agree about adding more water during cooking as mine seemed to stick to the bottom of the pan! But as far as simple, tasty dishes go this is a definite winner! Yum yum.

netherfield33's picture

This dish was lovely. I put in some fresh broc and carrots too. I used Thai Massaman curry paste. Very tasty dish, easy to cook, and great that its just a one pot dish!

baggies's picture

I made a version of this for my children (9 & 10) and their friends one night for tea. I used small cubes of pork, omitted the curry and changed the veg to carrots, peas and red onion (my cupboards were bare). I cautiously put it in front of them and they all scoffed the lot and the friends even said 'can you give this recipe to my mum'!. WOW its a winner. I make it properly all the time now for me & hubby. It tastes even better the next day.

garrysmith's picture

This recipe was lovely, so easy that I could do it. I didn't add the rice at the right time but it was still good. Would definately make again!!!

briandicks's picture
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Good recipe.

I am a bit of a veggi freak so put 1 kg of fresh veggies in for 5 people, and I cup of rice (and of course 2 of chicken stock).

Very tasty considering how quick and easy it is. Great for those busy days.

wondermum's picture

I had to top up the water in the pan as it seemed to get absorbed quickly. Had mixed comments from the family so next time I'll play around with the ingredients and see if they like it any better.

jenniecox's picture
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Nice and easy but found it sticky rather than fluffy! probably because I didnt wash the rice first - will do it again though and wash the rice first next time!

joanneeland's picture

Made this last night and wasn't expecting much, but it really was yummy. I used normal mild curry powder, peas, green beans and sweetcorn - added in some garlic and chilli. Having leftovers tonight for dins and looking forward to it!! One for the book......

sweetassugar's picture
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I cooked this last night for my family and found it was a tasty, simple and filling meal the whole family enjoyed. I used chopped chicken breast instead of thigh meat and the dish worked perfectly. Will definitely make this again.

njwilson121's picture
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This is one of my 'staple' recipes now! I follow it exactly to the instructions but used Thai Green Curry paste, because I couldn't find any regular Indian curry pastes when I went to the supermarket. Everyone who tries it, loves it, and whenever it's my turn to cook, my flatmates always say they want me to cook this again! :-). I think I'll try it with a different curry paste at some point, but for now, I love it so much with the Green curry paste and it's a winner!

debholmes's picture

My 3 year old hates curry, hates rice and hates veg! However, he thinks this recipe is absolutely delicious and scoffs the lot. It is fabulous as it is quick, requires very little washing up, and is a really tasty dish. For a busy family requiring healthy, quick and tasty food, this is a fabulous recipe!

eileenjb56's picture

Quick, easy and tasty recipe so much so that I sent it to my son in Manchester

cookiedough74's picture
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Delicious, trebled the ingredients though double would have been more than enough for two adults and a teenager. However my husband is not complaining as he now has a huge tub for his lunch today!! Used balti paste, frozen cauli, green beans and peas.

alexphoenix's picture

Loved this very easy to make, didnt need as much spice for my 2 year old though

rdimbleby's picture
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It worked really well however I did top up the water in the pan whilst cooking as it seemed to be absorbed very quickly. I also cooked the frozen spinach and added it later in the recipe. Very tasty

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