One-pot chicken pilaf

One-pot chicken pilaf

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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

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 1 small onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 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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3rd Feb, 2009
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"
3rd Feb, 2009
My kids love this dish. They help to make it and we add broccoli as well. Excellent for meeting our veggie quota.
2nd Feb, 2009
Lovely and really easy. We used frozen french beans and sweet corn as that was all we had in the freezer. Also added a can of chick peas... absolutely lovely. Will be making it every week!
31st Jan, 2009
very tasty, a winner
29th Jan, 2009
A nice dish with a hint of spice.
12th Jan, 2009
Broccoli and cauliflower don't go well with the curry taste, so if I cook this again I will add only frozen peas to the dish.
8th Jan, 2009
Really nice quick dinner. I used fresh veggies rather than frozen and added it a bit later in the meal, also used balti paste. I will definately be cooking again.
6th Jan, 2009
Tasty, easy, filling and makes good use of 'left over' vegies
3rd Nov, 2008
Didn't have any curry paste, so I used curry powder instead. Very delicious and really easy to cook! Will definately be cooking it again, might try different kinds of curry and/or vegetable, just to test the colour and taste.
29th Oct, 2008
Agree very simple and cheap dish, glad I tried it. Made it last week and it went down very well with the family. Will certainly be making it again!


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