Oven-baked chicken pilau

This chicken pilau is not only satisfying, it’s healthy too

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 784
  • fat 26g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 95g
  • sugars 17g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 48g
  • salt 1.14g


  • 85g pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 350g long grain rice
  • 85g sultanas
  • 850ml chicken stock
  • handful fresh coriander leaves, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. On the hob, toast the pine nuts in a flameproof casserole dish, remove and set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in the casserole and soften the onion with the turmeric for 3 mins. Add the chicken thighs and cook for 3-4 mins until browned all over. Tip in the rice, sultanas and 700ml stock, then bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and bake in the oven for 20 mins, checking halfway and adding more stock if needed. Cook until the chicken is done and the rice tender. Season to taste, then stir in the toasted pine nuts and serve sprinkled with fresh coriander.

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