Chicken Pelau

Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams

12th January 2016
Patrick Williams

Chicken Pelau

From roasted chicken to stuffed chicken breast, chicken recipes are vast and varied. With a range of cooking methods and flavours to choose from, chicken recipes are a great way to exercise your chef skills. Why not give the following Chicken Pelau recipe a try? Serves 4


  • 600g Diced boneless chicken thighs
  • 500g Basmati Rice (washed)
  • 1 Spanish onion ( sliced)
  • 1 Red pepper ( sliced)
  • 1Yellow Pepper ( sliced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (finely grated)
  • 2 Sprigs thyme
  • 50g fresh Turmeric (finely grated)
  • 50g Fresh Ginger (finely grated)
  • 1 small Sweet Potato (diced)
  • 1 small Butternut squash (diced)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • S&P


Heat thick bottomed pan on stove, add oil.

When oil is hot add chicken & colour chicken evenly & remove from pan.

Now add peppers, onion , garlic, ginger, turmeric & thyme, and gently sweat over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Add Squash & sweet potatoes & chicken to the pan cook for 5 minutes and add rice,

Pour water into pan until water is about 2inches above rice level.

Season using soy sance, bring to the boil, cover pan with lid & cook for 20 minutes.

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