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Chicken Pilaf

chicken pilaf

chicken pilaf

This chicken pilaf that is bursting with flavors, offers up a convenient one-stop-shop dish for your busy weeknights. It is simple and delicious. All the vegetables and juices that are cooking the rice, keep the chicken extra moist.


Chicken Pilaf

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author cooking with Lei


  • 3 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 garlic bulbs cut off the tops
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat, add chicken drumsticks and garlic bulbs, fry for five minutes to brown all over. Set aside chicken and garlic.

  2. Add the onion and cook until lightly brown. Stir in the shredded carrot and cook until soft.

  3. Add chicken,garlic,rice, salt and pepper to pan; stir to combine. Add 2 cups water, bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover, simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

  4. Stir in lemon juice and serve.

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