Bombay Chicken and Rice

    1 hour 20 min

    Chicken portions are brushed with a butter and curry mixture and baked in a mixture of rice, seasonings and dried fruit.

    75 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 200g uncooked long-grain white rice
    • 170g diced dried mixed fruit
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 500ml water
    • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 4 teaspoons curry powder, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. In a 20x30cm baking tin, mix rice, fruit, onion, sugar and salt. Pour in water. Arrange chicken parts over the rice mixture. In a small bowl, mix butter, curry powder and paprika. Brush butter mixture over chicken pieces. Cover pan tightly with aluminium foil.
    3. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until chicken juices run clear and rice is tender.

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    Used different ingredients. I didn't have any dried fruit at home so I chopped some tomatos instead and added mango chutney. It turned out great.  -  03 Oct 2010


    This wonderful dish got 5 stars from everyone in a very picky family! The flavor was superb and it couldn't have been easier to prepare. I was a little confused on the addition of the curry powder though. The ingredients called for 4 tsps of curry, divided, but it didn't tell where to put the divisions in the recipe. I decided to put 2 tsp in with the rice and 2 tsps in with the butter mixture. Think I must have done it right because it was delish!! Oh, it only took 45 minutes to cook instead of an hour. Thank you for a GREAT recipe!  -  06 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is one of the best Indian recipes out there! You get great Indian flavor but it's easy, and leaves your house smelling wonderful. I agree with the rest of the reviewers who said it only needed 45 minutes to cook. For the dried fruit I used a mix that I got in the bulk food section of my grocery store--it had raisins, cranberries, dried pineapple and dried mango. Those fruit flavors were delicious in this dish!  -  17 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)