Chicken Pilau

Chicken Pilau is a firm favourite in our house. This dish has so many memories for me, from eating it as a child to eating it with my cousins in Pakistan.

Pilau is a popular dish that is present at every Eid and dinner party. It is a statement dish and one that is satisfying and full of flavour. There are many different variations of pilau and as you travel through Pakistan the flavours vary slightly.

Pilau simply means that the rice is cooked in the stock with spices with either meat or veg. Chicken pilau is where the rice is added raw to the chicken yakhni (stock) and then cooked in steam until the rice is cooked. The rice absorbs all the flavour of the chicken and the spices and the aroma is amazing. Served with boondi raita this makes the perfect meal.

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