Asian Home Recipe

Saffron Chicken Pilau Recipe

Ingredients :

2 cups

4 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon

1 stick



3 cups

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

300 g

Long-grain rice


Powdered saffron

Cinnamon, broken


Cardamom pods, lightly crushed



Blanched almonds

Skinless chicken breast fillet, diced

Method :
  • Place the rice and half the ghee in a large, heavy-based pan and stir until the rice grains are well coated with ghee.

  • Add the saffron, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom pods and water.

  • Cover and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to as low as possible and cook without removing the lid for 20 minutes.

  • Heat the remaining ghee in a frying pan, add the sultanas, almonds and chicken and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Season with salt to taste.

  • Stir the chicken mixture into the rice and leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving.


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