Qabili Pilau with Chicken

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Rhonda Scheurer

Afghan recipe for chicken with rice, carrots and raisins. For the Dim Sum fans out there, this is a sort of Afghanistan Sticky Rice - it's exactly the same, only way different. ;)

Top Review by Erica B.

Tried it for dinner tonight. My only change was using left over chicken (wanted to use it up). Very tasty! Quite a few steps but definitely worth the effort. Will have it again for sure.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, brown onion in 2 tbsp oil.
  2. Add chicken and brown lightly.
  3. Add 2 cups water, salt, cinnamon, cumin and cardamom.
  4. Cover and simmer until meat is tender, about one hour.
  5. Remove chicken and set aside.
  6. Set juice aside.
  7. Saute carrots and brown sugar in 4 tbsp oil until lightly browned.
  8. Remove and set aside.
  9. Add raisins to oil and cook until they swell up.
  10. Remove and set aside.
  11. Return the juice to the skillet.
  12. Add rice and 4 cups water and bring to a boil.
  13. Simmer until the water is absorbed.
  14. Pre-heat oven to 300.
  15. Mix the meat, carrots, raisins and rice.
  16. Place in a large casserole, cover and bake for 30 minutes.

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