It takes awhile but it is pretty easy. I selected it because we were away for a few days in a holiday home that has no oven. The biggest problem was the size of the microwave, but I eventually figured out a way around that. I made mine with thighs and legs. It was very good and I think it was worth the wait. My DH was very impressed that such a tasty and attractive meal (it looked as good as the picture) could be done only with the microwave. I think if I did at home, I would do the rice in my rice cooker to save time but that is only thing I would change about it. Thanks! Made for PAC Spring 2013.