This one-pot flavoured chicken pulao rice recipe is cooked with mild Indian spices. Chicken pulao is a delicious dish made of boiled basmati rice, meat, spices, and herbs. This chicken rice is super easy to make for a weeknight dinner. It is mildly spiced compared to its counterpart chicken biryani.
Caramelised onions, whole spices and moist chicken pieces peeping through fluffy basmati rice that clings to the chicken. The layers of flavours in this comforting dish bring back the authenticity and taste of India to your door. Perfect served at a dinner party and sure to be a showstopper!
Rice is a staple in many cuisines and each culture has its own versions of this popular ingredient. However, when I think of rice, the first thing I think of is pilau. I love pilau in all forms. Whether it is a mutton pilau or a vegetable pilau or a chicken pilau.
I make this pilau recipe a lot. The difference between this chicken pilau recipe and my mutton pilau recipe is that this recipe is made in one pot. A lot of experience, time and motherhood has helped me evolve how to make a delicious pilau with the intense pressure of the demands of my young children.
I have made this chicken pilau much more approachable for mothers. Being a busy mother myself, who really doesn’t need the extra hassle (or dishes!) to deal with, but still wants to cook a family dinner this made me develop this recipe.
This rice recipe is definitely perfect for large family gatherings because you can easily double, even TRIPLE, the recipe to feed more people. When it comes to brown the onions, it’s important that you add a splash of water. This allows the onions to release their colour and become caramelised.
The colour of these onions at this point is what will determine the end colour of the rice. If the onions are not browned properly the rice grains will end up looking white, almost like boiled rice. Although the taste will be there, it won’t look like a pilau!
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