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Kid Friendly Chicken Pulao Recipe

Kid Friendly Chicken Pulao Recipe

Kid Friendly Chicken Pulao Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 2


  • cups Rice
  • 453 g Chicken
  • 4 Cloves
  • 6 Whole Black Peppers
  • 2-3 Green Cardamoms
  • 2 Onions
  • tbsp Ground Ginger
  • tbsp Ground Garlic
  • Salt To Taste
  • ½ tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder


  • Wash your rice, soak it in cold water and set it aside.
  • Heat oil in a large pot (preferably non stick) and add your whole spices - the cloves, black pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon. Fry for two minutes till fragrant.
  • In go the onions - these will take 6-10 minutes to caramelize. You want a dark brown colour - add a splash of water immediately to stop the browning from turning into burning.
  • Then add your ginger and garlic, stir fry for two minutes till fragrant
  • Add salt, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Then add the chicken and stir fry it well till all of it turns white. At this point I like to cook the chicken on medium low heat for about 6-10 minutes depending on the size of my chicken pieces. The intent isn't to fully cook them, but to give the chicken a head start.
  • Then add the rice, 3 ¼ cup water and 1 ¼ tsp salt. Stir to combine and bring it to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer on medium heat for 10-15 minutes - essentially until the water is mostly absorbed.
  • Cook on low heat for another 10 minutes then check for doneness.

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