One-pot chicken pilaf

One-pot chicken pilaf

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(80 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal663
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs92g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0g
  • protein50g
  • salt1.94g
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  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
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  • 1 small onion, chopped



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  • 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



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  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.

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Comments (109)

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

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

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

gingagirl's picture

It was a really simple and cheap but delicious recipe. That one is definately going in my book for regular use!

lilac_hippo's picture

I love this recipe. you can always vary the vegetables you put in and as others have said it's also great using any fresh veg you've got. I've made this a few times now and it's just gets better each time I make it!

little_liloo's picture

Fab, easy, tasty dinner that's great for using up left overs. Fast becoming a family favourite

hia06av's picture

Very tasty student grub, good at the end of term when your trying to use up the contents of your fridge and the pennys are running low!

dippydiva's picture

This one went down well, even with my fussy teenage son

pinkpaws1277's picture

I used this recipe as a base recipe for my husband and my mum to try (I don't eat meat). They absolutely loved it. I used madras curry paste and added broccoli and cauliflower. I'd had a couple of glasses of wine before I started cooking so can't remember the quantities of anything I used but I'm going to attempt to do it again tonight. My mum and husband are really looking forward to it!

magicmanuk's picture

Have had not only 2nd helpings, but 3rd too. Just used baby corn, okra, peas and broccoli. Very tasty, bumped up the amounts to make enough for 2 plus extra for tomorrow.

magicmanuk's picture

Have had not only 2nd helpings, but 3rd too. Just used baby corn, okra, peas and broccoli. Very tasty, bumped up the amounts to make enough for 2 plus extra for tomorrow.

karinaya's picture

Quick, easy and tasty dish :o)

jonickolsen's picture

made this for 2 adults and 3 kids age 12, 11 and 6 by trebling all ingredients. All my kids can be fussy eaters, but this went down really well and everyone had 2nd helpings. Will definitely make again

whits100's picture

I'm a fairly hopeless cook but managed to cook this no problem and had a very tasty meal at the end of it. I was very pleased with this receipe, even my boyfriend liked it, who normally complains about my cooking! Will definitely be making again and I like 'tako's suggestion of using up veg from the fridge.

khipgrave's picture

Really loved this recipe. It was dead simple & quick but really tasty. The kids loved it to,. Will definately be doing this again.

takowako001's picture

Easy cooking. I have put some fresh vegetable instead of frozen, you can clear out your fridge!

Very popular dish for friends too.

momshakespeare's picture

I forgot to mention that this is gluten free and dairy free!! Also yeast free if you use homemade stock or Kallo "yeast free stock"

momshakespeare's picture

My kids love this dish. They help to make it and we add broccoli as well. Excellent for meeting our veggie quota.


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