Chicken Pulao / Chicken Pilaf (How to make chicken pulao)

Chicken Pulao is a dish in which rice is cooked in seasoned chicken broth. Chicken Pulao can be served during special occasion like festivals or parties and regular lunch or dinner meal. Pulao can also be called as pilaf or pulav. It is a rich and delicious chicken and rice combination.

Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulao

Pulao is different from biryani. For pulao, rice and meat or chicken are stirred together, but in case of biryani, rice and chicken or meat are layered during cooking. Serve your pulao with onion and tomato raita or sprinkle lemon juice for that tangy flavour.

For more rice recipes check Neer Dosa (Rice Crêpe – South India Cuisine) , Phirni (Rose flavoured Indian rice pudding) , Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani (My mother’s recipe) , Chana Dal Pulao (kabuli)Aloo Matar Pulao (Green Peas Potato Pulao)  .

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Servings: 7

Duration: 50 mins

Ingredients for Chicken Pulao

Chicken 1 kg
Rice1 kg
Oil250 ml
Green chilli16 (medium)
Onion5 (large)
Garlic paste2 tbsp or 100 gm
Ginger (grated)2 tbsp
Whole dried red chilli7-8
Whole dried spices8-10 black peppercorn + 6-8 cloves+4-5 Black cardamom+1-2 star anise+3-4 bay leaves+1" cinamon+1/2 tsp shah jeera(black cumin seeds)
Salt6 tsp
Red chilli powder2 tsp
Coriander powder6 tsp
Biryani masala2 tsp
Mint leaves2 tbsp
Water1:2 ratio (rice:water) (depending upon rice variety)
Tomato2 (medium)
Curd250 gms or 1 cup
Lemon juice2 tsp

Method fo Chicken Pulao

  • Wash and soak rice (if necessary, according to variety of rice you are using).

  • In a large and thick bottomed vessel heat oil. Add whole spices mix. Stir fry for few seconds.

  • Add onions and green chillies. Fry for few minutes.

  • Add chicken pieces, garlic paste and whole dried red chillies. Mix well.

  • Now add grated ginger, mix well and cook for few more minutes.

  • Next add curd, chopped tomatoes and coriander powder in the vessel.

  • Now add mint leaves and remaining spices (salt, red chilli powder and biryani powder) in the chicken. Mix well.

  • Cook chicken till oil separates and water dries up.

  • When oil separates, add water, cover the vessel, cook till water starts boiling.
  • Add rice and lemon juice in the chicken broth, cover and cook till pulao is cooked and broth is absorbed.

  • Serve hot chicken pulao with onion tomato raita or lemon wedges!
Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulao

9 Comments

  1. Looks delicious 🙂 Yummmmm!
    http://bit.ly/2k16g8J
    Much love <3
    Anamika

  2. Yummy and tasty chicken pulao and pilaf.

  3. I don’t really eat a lot of rice, but this does look delish!

  4. Looks so yummy. Loved it. will try this soon.

  5. You always come up with easy yet tasty recipes! I will try this!

  6. Alisha, will this work with pressure cooker? I don’t want mushy rice. Any tips?

    • RasoiRecipe

      February 28, 2017 at 7:37 PM

      Yes dear, this can be prepared in pressure cooker also. When we prepare it for less number of people we also prepare in cooker.
      To have perfect rice, always squeeze lemon juice while preparing rice.

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