How to make Chicken Saffron Rice -

Saffron flavoured rice – chicken adds its own special taste.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breast (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), saffron strands

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Chicken Saffron Rice

Chicken Saffron Rice 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 : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Saffron Rice Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breast 2

  • saffron strands 10-12 + fo

  • Rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Clarified butter 2 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic cloves chopped 6-8

  • Chicken stock 3 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Milk 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander sprigs for garnishing


Step 1

Cut the chicken breasts into small cubes. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till they turn translucent.

Step 3

Add garlic, mix and sauté till light brown.

Step 4

Add chicken cubes and sauté well. Add rice and mix well.

Step 5

Add chicken stock, salt and stir to mix. Cover and cook for a while.

Step 6

Heat the milk in a microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and add saffron strands. Mix well and set aside.

Step 7

Add saffron milk to rice and stir gently. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes.

Step 8

Add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander and mix well.

Step 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.

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