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Easy Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulao is a quick one pot meal prepared with marinated chicken, basmati rice and mild Indian spices.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time25 mins
Marination Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Pulao Recipes, Rice Recipes
Yield: 2 servings
Author: Amrita


  • cup Basmati Rice
  • 500 gms Chicken Pieces, Medium Size
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon Ginger Paste
  • 2 tablespoon Garlic Paste
  • 2 nos Green Chilli
  • 1 no Tomato, medium chopped
  • 2 nos Onion, medium sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 no Bay Leaf
  • 2 inch Cinnamon
  • 3-4 nos Clove
  • 2 nos Green Cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Ghee


  • Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes.
  • Clean the chicken pieces and marinate them with yogurt, salt, ginger and garlic paste for 1 hour.
  • Heat the oil along with ghee in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms. Sauté again for about few minutes.
  • Now add sliced onions and sauté until they are translucent. Next add tomato and cook until the raw smell is gone.
  • Add sugar, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, green chilli and mix well.
  • Next add marinated chicken and cook it for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add little water and finally add soaked rice after draining the water from it. Mix them well.
  • Now add required water to cook the rice. Check the salt and add if required.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and allow it to cook. When the rice is cooked and water is absorbed completely. Switch off the gas and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff up the rice using a fork and allow to rest it for some more time.
  • Serve it hot with raita or salad.