Chicken Saffron Rice

Saffron flavoured rice – chicken adds its own special taste. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chicken Saffron Rice

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Main Ingredients Boneless chicken breast, saffron strands
Cuisine Indian
Course Rice
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken Saffron Rice

  • 2 Boneless chicken breast
  • 10-12 + fo saffron strands
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice soaked
  • 2 tablespoons Clarified butter
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 6-8 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 cups Chicken stock
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • for garnishing Coriander sprigs


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into small cubes. Set aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
  3. Add garlic, mix and sauté till light brown.
  4. Add chicken cubes and sauté well. Add rice and mix well.
  5. Add chicken stock, salt and stir to mix. Cover and cook for a while.
  6. Heat the milk in a microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and add saffron strands. Mix well and set aside.
  7. Add saffron milk to rice and stir gently. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes.
  8. Add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander and mix well.
  9. Place a mould on a serving plate. Add the cooked rice into it and remove the mould. Garnish with coriander sprigs and saffron strands and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1667
Carbohydrates 243.5
Protein 103
Fat 31.2
Other Fiber Niacin- 1.2mg