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Spiced Chicken Pilau

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Category: Poultry, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Ghee
  • 2 lg Onions, cut in thin slices
  • 4 Skinned boneless chicken
  • -breasts, cubed (4 oz)
  • 1/2 ts Turmeric
  • 2 c Basmati rice
  • 3 3/4 c Boiling chicken stock
  • 5 Green cardamom pods,
  • -crushed, seeds removed
  • 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 4 Whole cloves
  • 1/2 ts Fenugreek
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 3/4 c Frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/2 c Unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 c Golden raisins
  • Green onion daisy (opt)
  • Red bell pepper strips (opt)
  • Fresh parsley sprig (opt)


Melt ghee in large saucepan. Add onions and chicken and fry 3 minutes,
stirring constantly. Add turmeric and rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring
constantly. Stir in stock, cardamom seeds, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek and
salt. Bring to a boil. Stir well, cover and cook gently 20 minutes.

Add green peas, cashews and raisins. Fluff mixture with a fork, cover and
cook 10 minutes. Fluff again with a fork. Garnish with a green onion daisy,
bell pepper strips and parsley sprig, if desired, and serve hot.

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