Baked chicken with a creamy pea masala and coriander basmati rice

    50 min

    A tasty chicken and rice dish that is easy to cook using Pure Basmati rice, which enhances and complements the fragrant flavours of this dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g (11 oz) Tilda Pure Basmati Rice
    • 4 chicken breasts
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 125g (4 oz) butter
    • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
    • 450g (1 lb) garden peas
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 5 teaspoons mild curry powder
    • 284ml (1/2 pint) double cream
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped coriander

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. For the chicken pre-heat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Lightly flour and season the chicken breasts.
    3. Heat half the butter and oil in a pan and cook the chicken on both sides until golden brown, this should take about 8-10 minutes.
    4. Place the chicken on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 10 minutes or until cooked.
    5. For the rice: Bring a large pan of water to the boil and tip in the rice. Return the water to the boil and stir well. Lower the heat to a fast simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
    6. For the pea masala: While the rice is cooking, place the peas in large saucepan and pour over 500ml / 1 pint boiling water. Cook for 5 minutes, drain and place the peas in a bowl.
    7. In the same large saucepan, heat the remaining butter and cook the onion for 2 minutes until soft but not coloured. Add the curry powder and mix well. Carefully stir in the cream and garlic and season to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes, add the peas and keep warm until ready to serve.
    8. Finish the rice: Drain the rice and mix in the coriander.
    9. Serve the chicken sliced, along side the rice and pea masala.

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    I've made this recipe at least 5 times now, and it's definitely my favourite rice dish that I have made and I'm sure my family would agree! It's really simple and easy to make and you can add as much or as little curry powder and cream as you want depending upon your tastes, but for me, this recipe is perfect as it is.  -  22 May 2017


    Great recipe! I made it with chickpea because i didn't have garden peas.  -  17 Mar 2016