Mango chicken with spiced pilau

Mango chicken with spiced pilau

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(40 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Spice up your midweek meal with this healthy and flavour-packed recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Only rice can be frozen

Nutrition:

  • kcal414
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre2g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.77g
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Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp chunky mango chutney
  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tsp sunflower oil
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  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
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  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 200g basmati rice
  • 4 tbsp chopped coriander
  • lime wedges, to serve (optional)
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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking tray with foil. Cut a horizontal pocket in each chicken breast, taking care not to cut all the way through to the other side. Stuff with the mango chutney, then seal the pocket closed around the chutney with a cocktail stick.

  2. Mix the curry powder and 2 tsp cumin seeds with 3 tsp oil, then brush all over the chicken. Place on the baking tray and roast for 25-30 mins until cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil and fry the onions for 6-8 mins until golden. Add remaining cumin, bay and cinnamon then cook, stirring, for 1 min. Stir in the rice. Pour over 450ml boiling water, add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil, stir and cover. Reduce heat; simmer for 15 mins.

  4. Remove bay and cinnamon, stir in coriander and serve with the chicken.

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niamhcallan88
12th Dec, 2013
Lovely recipe and easy to make. The rice was delicious - I didn't have a cinnamon stick but I don't think it mattered. Used a smooth Mango Chutney with a hint of lime and chilli - really nice. Followed a tip below for 2 people and used 2 chicken breasts but didn't change the measurements for the coating. Served with sugar snap peas. Will definitely be making again.
nickythomas42
15th Apr, 2013
5.05
This was very tasty. Made the rice in my rice cooker and it came out beautiful. Will definitely be making this again...
borumha2
4th Feb, 2013
I have made this dish a lot and I've cooked it as above but tweaked it a few times to serve with fresh mango, varied the heat in the curry powder and more recently adding veg to the rice. I think you need to alter the cooking time of chicken according to your own oven. Not all heat as same. I have to alter my mothers bread and scones recipe as our ovens cook differently, go figure! All that aside this is one of our favourite meals, the smell and taste are so uplifting. Really fabulous.
rhaverty
26th Feb, 2012
4.05
Really tasty and easy to make from things in the cupboard. I usually halve the amounts and just make it for two, but the first time I tried it I found it a bit bland, so now I stick with the quantity of spices in the recipe but just use two chicken breasts instead of 4.
kandi1
11th Feb, 2012
3.05
Not sure what went wrong but the mango chutney just disappeared out of the chicken and it all ended up a bit dry.
Twinklebum99
10th Jan, 2012
4.05
This was nice. good quick healthy mid week meal. not overly exciting but nice enough.
comradekate
11th Jul, 2011
5.05
Generally I just make the chicken (not the rice), which is amazing. Didn't use a chunky chutney (none was available up here), but a smooth mango chutney works just as well.
elinormwelch
18th May, 2011
4.05
This was delicious and easy to prepare ahead. It looked nothing like the picture though - didn't get the 'glazed ' look. Tasted great and smelled fanatstic, especially the rice.
buffduffdan
10th Mar, 2011
5.05
Love this recipe! The chicken is succulent and tasty whilst the rice is gorgeous. Big hit with the family :D
elsvuijsters
22nd Jan, 2011
4.05
I made this last night for dinner...wonderful!! I served it with fresh mango slices and naan bread. I did put a 1/4 tsp. dry chilli flakes in with the rice...we like it spicy.I will make this regular,loved it!

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