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Easy Chicken and Rice Pilaf Recipe For Chicken Traybake

Healthy chicken pilaf traybake

Published: August 8, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Add a bit of spice to your chicken traybake with cinnamon, cumin and turmeric. This simple pilaf with chicken thighs makes for an easy, nutritious midweek dinner

  • Gluten free
  • Healthy
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal496
fat22.6g
saturates5.4g
carbs42.8g
sugars4.8g
fibre3.7g
protein28.4g
salt0.3g
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Try this recipe for healthy chicken and rice, then check out our healthy chicken curry, healthy chicken korma, healthy 0ne-pan chicken and rice and more healthy chicken recipes.

For more midweek meal inspiration, check out our healthy sausage traybake, Mediterranean chicken traybakeSpanish chicken traybake and more family-friendly traybake recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • olive oil
  • 4 whole chicken thighs
  • 250g cooked basmati rice (use a pouch or leftovers)
  • a handful dill, chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the onion, garlic, spices and lemon juice in an ovenproof dish that the chicken thighs will fit in snugly, with just a little space between them.

  • STEP 2

    Add 1 tbsp oil and some seasoning, then stir everything together. Sit the chicken thighs on top of the onion mix and season. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes. Take out the chicken pieces then stir the rice and most of the dill into the roasted onion mix.

  • STEP 4

    Sit the chicken back on top and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve with a little extra dill sprinkled on top.

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