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Authentic Indian Chicken Pilau

Yields7 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

This dish is loaded with delicious, fragrant spices that add a wonderful, authentic flavour to the dish. There’s cloves, cardamom, fennel and coriander which often feature in traditional Indian cookery.

Authentic Indian Chicken Pilau

 50 g butter
 8 cloves
 8 green cardamom pods
 ½ tsp fennel seeds
 500 g onions, thinly sliced
 40 g garlic
 40 g ginger
 1 kg chicken breast, chopped
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 tbsp coriander
 2 tsp cumin
 ½ tsp chilli powder
 1 tsp ground turmeric
 400 g chopped tomatoes
 2 bay leaves
 600 ml chicken stock
 400 g basmati rice
1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

2

Heat the butter in a large, oven proof pan on a low heat and add the cloves, cardamom and fennel seeds. Gently fry for around a minute then add the onions.

3

Slowly cook the onions for 10 to 15 minutes until they start to caramelise then add the ginger, garlic and chicken and cook until the chicken is lightly coloured.

4

Add the coriander, cumin, chilli powder, turmeric, cinnamon, chopped tomatoes, bay leaves and stock and bring to the boil.

5

Add the rice, mix through, cover with a tight fitting lid then place into the oven for 40 minutes minutes until the chicken is cooked and the rice is tender.

6

Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 7


Amount Per Serving
Calories 494
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Total Carbohydrate 62g21%
Protein 39g78%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.