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Easy Chicken Pilaf

Washing up will be a breeze with this one pot dinner

45 mins
8 ingredients
$2.30 / person
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Easy Chicken Pilaf


Serves = 4

  • 1 tbsn extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 chicken thigh fillets, visible skin and fat removed, cut into rough pieces
  • 1 brown onion, remove ends and papery skin then finely chopped
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • ½ cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 ½ cups salt reduced liquid chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup frozen mixed peas, corn and carrot

It’s this easy

  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a large frying pan over a high heat
  • Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden, turning occasionally for an even cook. Place chicken to one side in a bowl
  • Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and add the onion and curry powder to cook for 5 minutes, stirring often
  • Add the cauliflower, chicken and rice into the frying pan and mix well, then add the stock
  • Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and cook uncovered for 12 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed
  • Add the frozen mixed vegetables and cook for 3-4 more minutes until the liquid has all absorbed and the rice is tender
  • Set aside for 5 minutes, fluff with a fork before serving


  • Sprinkle fresh herbs on top to serve e.g. coriander
  • Use any frozen mixed vegetables


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (2135kJ)
  • Protein (36.6g)
  • Total fat (15.9g)
  • Saturated fat (4.1g)
  • Carbohydrate (52.4g); Starch (44.9g), Sugars (7.5g), Added sugars (0g), Free sugars (0g)
  • Dietary fibre (4.9g)
  • Sodium (369mg)
  • Calcium (60mg)
  • Iron (2.2mg)


Contains: FODMAPs.
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