One-pot chicken pilaf

One-pot chicken pilaf

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(81 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
    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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10th May, 2011
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.
7th Sep, 2015
I agree there was a strange scent of dried food to it, but once I got past that I enjoyed the taste.
19th Apr, 2011
Realy enjoyed this recipe quick easy meal for one
11th Apr, 2011
very simple and easy to make, will defs make again
18th Mar, 2011
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.
14th Mar, 2011
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!
5th Mar, 2011
I used curry powder instead of paste. It was quite nice, if a little bland. Next time i will add more curry powder :)
8th Feb, 2011
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!
30th Apr, 2015
I love the taste of this so much but everytime I make it, the rice sticks and burns at the bottom. it takes a good 40 minutes to cook, but if i turn up the heat it just burns!
21st Jan, 2011
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?!


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