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Microwave chicken pilaf



Microwave chicken pilaf

Save energy and time with this fragrant microwave chicken pilaf. It’s so easy to make and takes less than 20 minutes!



  • 300–320g/10½–11½oz chicken breast mini fillets, diced
  • bunch spring onions, finely sliced and separated into green and white parts
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 300g/10½oz basmati rice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp crushed chillies
  • 750ml/1¼ pints hot chicken stock, made from a stock cube
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 250g/9oz frozen garden peas
  • fresh coriander leaves, to garnish



  1. Mix the chicken, white spring onions, garlic, oil, rice, cumin and chillies together in a large microwavable bowl, stirring until the rice is coated in oil. Pour over the hot stock then cover and microwave on high for 12 minutes, stirring halfway.

  2. Stir in the carrot, peas and green spring onions and cook for a further 3 minutes. Stir well, then leave to stand for 2 minutes until any remaining stock has been absorbed and the rice is tender.

  3. Garnish with coriander and serve.




Microwave chicken pilaf

Microwave chicken pilaf

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