Chicken with Pilaf

Category: Meat Dishes | Posted date: 2019-07-26 16:10:45 | Posted by: Adweg


Pilaf is a popular central asian dish for wedding and celebrations.



Chicken with Pilaf Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 oven ready Chicken
  • 3-4 pinches of cinnamon
  • 1/2 pound of sweet chestnuts
  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 3/4 pound of mirabelle plums
  • 3 tablespoons of shelled almonds
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3/4 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 pound of rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of saffron
  • watercress leaves
  • mint leaves
  • salt & pepper

Chicken with Pilaf Recipe Instructions:

Clean the chicken and then rub the cavity with a mixture of the cinnamon, salt and pepper.

Partially slice the Chestnuts with an X and then roast in the oven (350F) until the shells open up, then peel (carefully, they're still hot!).

Chop and saute the chestnuts in butter with the chopped onion.

Remove the pits from the plums and add them to the chestnuts and onion.

Chop the almonds and mix with the garlic, then add to the chestnuts and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring well as it cooks.

Stuff the chestnut misture in to the chicken and roast for about 1 hour on 375F. Baste regularly with the Pomegranate juice while it cooks.

Prepare and cook Rice seperatly with Saffron.

Serve the chicken on a bed of rice with mint and watercress leaves as garnish.