How to make Chicken Pulao -

Quick and easy chicken and rice preparation.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Chicken Pulao

Chicken Pulao Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Pulao Recipe

  • Chicken 1 1/2 inch pieces 600 grams

  • Rice

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger paste 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Green cardamoms 6-8

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cinnamon 2 inch stick

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Tomatoes chopped 3 medium

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Chicken stock 3 cups


Step 1

Take chicken pieces in a bowl. Add half red chilli powder, salt, half the ginger paste, half the garlic paste and mix. Keep it in the refrigerator for fifteen to twenty minutes to marinate.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, bay leaves and cinnamon. Sauté till fragrant. Add onions and sauté till lightly browned. Add the remaining ginger paste, garlic paste and red chilli powder. Stir and sauté for two minutes.

Step 3

Add tomatoes, salt, yogurt and continue to sauté for two minutes. Add rice, marinated chicken pieces and coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 4

Add chicken stock (or vegetable stock) and bring it to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and let it cook till both the chicken and rice are done.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.