Friday, 10 October 2014

Oven Chicken Pilaf

The nights are most definitely  drawing in and I want my family to be able to come home to a dish that is both healthy and satisfying. And as my son is always popping out in the evening for sport I want to ensure that he gets the nutrition he needs as he is at a high sporting level. It is important to eat the same as a family , it drives me crackers if I have to cook separate dishes for everyone and when i had a rare cooking failure over a fish pie the other day I was most put out !


4 chicken breasts or 8 chicken thighs
1 small onion chopped
4 tsp curry paste
1 mug of basmati rice
1 mug of chicken stock
1 mug of frozen mixed veg ( I had carrots , broccoli and cauliflower in mine)
or indeed use fresh
optional if you wish to put in a quarter of a mug of frozen leaf spinach


Heat the oven to 200c

Soften the small chopped onion with a small amount oil 

Brown the chicken in the same pan adding a little more oil

Transfer to an oven proof dish with a lid

To the chicken and onion mixture add the mug of basmati rice

Add the curry paste to your taste

Next the mug of chicken stock

Then add the mugs of frozen veg and if you desire the frozen/fresh flat spinach

Cook in the oven for around 40 minutes

Disclosure: I was send Co op vouchers in order to develop this recipe


  1. Pilaf is really great dish. Not something that you can eat very often, but excellent choice to eat from time to time.

  2. Sounds like a perfect Autumn recipe.

  3. I love rice dishes. One pot wonders are definitely a hit around here at the moment.

  4. I love dishes like this where you can just throw everything in. Yum! x

  5. I love one pot dishes, so easy to do and leave in a slow cooker x

  6. This looks really really good - in fact I've printed it off to make this week! My eldest is always rushing in and out and plays a lot of sport, quite filling and substantial meals are really important here too.

  7. This looks so yummy, such a great, healthy alternative to a takeaway!

    Sara | This Girl Loves

  8. Oh I love a pilaf, but the boys not so much. I have no idea why!

  9. Looks so yummy my hubby would love this.

  10. This looks delicious. I love hearty one pot meals that can feed the whole family.

  11. I love one pot meals and this is delicious.

  12. And was it a happy verdict with the whole family? I couldn't do this because my sensory seeker doesn't like things touching.

  13. I have never tried making a pilaf, must give it a go, I think it would probably go down well!

  14. Never tried it in the oven. Looks interesting.

  15. What a delicious dish! I love having everything in the same pot and this looks really yummy!

  16. I love pilafs and all one-chuck-it-all-in dishes. Perfect in this weather

  17. Great recipe for Autumn, as a veggie I'd love to try it with Quorn.


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