Chicken and Almond Pilau

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Nic2371

This is an easy 1-pot dish, bursting with flavor. It's also very good cold.

Top Review by Stardustannie

A tasty rice dish, went down a treat. Although I enjoyed the flavour next time I think I'll try using chicken stock instead of just water.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil and the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion and fry until soft.
  2. Add the chicken and fry gently until it is beginning to brown.
  3. Add the garlic and fry for a couple more minutes.
  4. Add the basmati rice to the pan and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add the water (or chicken stock) and bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked.
  6. When the chicken is cooked through and rice has absorbed all of the liquid, remove from heat and stir in the grated rind and juice of the lemon, season with the salt and pepper and add the parsley.
  7. Leave for 5 minutes to absorb the lemon flavour.
  8. Just before serving, sprinkle the toasted almonds over the top.

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