Chicken Pilau

5/5 from 3 Customers

A classic on Indian restaurant menus, pilau is a dish of rice cooked together with buttery fried onions and lots of spices to create a deliciously fragrant dish.

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15 minutes

35 minutes


Also works a treat with: Cauliflower florets to replace the chicken

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A classic on Indian restaurant menus, pilau is a dish of rice cooked together with buttery fried onions and lots of spices to create a deliciously fragrant dish. Here we’re adding marinated chicken to make a delicious, hearty meal.

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15 minutes

35 minutes



Serves 4


Low Effort

Main Ingredient


Main Ingredient


Main Ingredient



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste


Meal Taste



Popular Style




  • 500g diced chicken
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 10g bunch of coriander
  • Fresh ginger - finely chopped to make 2 tsp
  • 1 lemon
  • 25g butter
  • 100g full fat natural yogurt (not Greek yogurt or set yogurt)
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • 300g basmati or standard long grain rice (not easy cook)

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Product Rating (3):


This dish only needs three words to describe it; quick, simple and delicious!

YUM this looks spectacular with a fantastic array of flavours!


This pack for Mehti Chicken needed to be used as did the half punnet of mushrooms so I added them to the chicken in the pan and the result was a joy to savour. My poor wife is lockdowned in France so will have to wait for her tasting but I have 2nd helpings tomorrow. great!!!!

What a shame that your wife couldn't sample your efforts, but at least it means you get second helpings (every cloud, ey?) - it looks like you did a great job with this, and we're so happy to hear that you loved it!


Yummy chicken pilau

Looks great, Hana - we're so pleased you found it tasty!

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