Almond, pea and coriander pilaf with chicken

Almond, pea and coriander pilaf with chicken


Fresh and juicy peas are ideal for a side dish, but are just as comfortable as the star ingredient in this aromatic chicken pilaf.

The ingredient of Almond, pea and coriander pilaf with chicken

  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 6 (about 800g) chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  3. 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  4. 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  5. 1 fresh long green chilli, seeded, finely chopped
  6. 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  7. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  8. 8 curry leaves
  9. 1 1/2 cups (300g) Basmati rice
  10. 2 3/4 cups (685ml) Massel chicken style liquid stock
  11. 1 1/2 cups (230g) peas
  12. 1/2 cup (65g) toasted slivered almonds
  13. Coriander, to serve
  14. Mint sprigs, to serve

The instruction how to make Almond, pea and coriander pilaf with chicken

  1. Heat half the oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add half the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  2. Heat remaining oil in the pan over medium heat. Add onion, ginger and chilli and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Add ground coriander, cumin and curry leaves and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add rice and chicken and stir to combine. Add chicken stock; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat; sprinkle with peas. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the almonds to the rice and use a fork to fluff the rice and stir the peas and almonds through.
  4. Spoon among serving bowls. Top with coriander and mint. Serve immediately.

Nutritions of Almond, pea and coriander pilaf with chicken

fatContent: 801.367 calories
saturatedFatContent: 36 grams fat
carbohydrateContent: 7 grams saturated fat
sugarContent: 67 grams carbohydrates
fibreContent: 5 grams sugar
cholesterolContent: 49 grams protein
sodiumContent: 158 milligrams cholesterol

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