25/01/2020 6:24 PM

Turmeric added to this chicken and rice dish helps to enhance the colour and flavour. A Perfect meal for lunch or dinner as it contains chicken as the protein and some rich aromatic spices. Tastes delicious when served with yogurt, cucumbers, mint and lime wedges.


4 and half pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces4 and half pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1 NOS
ground pepper ground pepper 2 tbsp
unsalted butterunsalted butter 1 tbsp
ground turmericground turmeric 0.5 tsp
small onion, choppedsmall onion, chopped 1 nos
finely chopped gingerfinely chopped ginger 1 tbsp
garlic clovesgarlic cloves 4 nos
chopped plum tomato chopped plum tomato 2 nos
curry powder curry powder 2 tsp
cinnamon stick cinnamon stick 0.5 tsp
ground cuminground cumin 0.5 tsp
jasmine rice jasmine rice 2 cups
bay leafbay leaf 3 leaves
fish sauce fish sauce 1.5 tbsp
chicken stock chicken stock 3 cups


  1. Take the chicken and add some salt and pepper to enhance the flavour. In a large enamelled cast-iron deep pan melt the butter and sprinkle it with the turmeric.
  2. Add the chicken skin side onto the pan and cook over moderately high heat while frequently turning it until browned on both sides for about 7-8 minutes in total. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  3. Add the onion, ginger and garlic to the pan and cook, keep stirring the mixture, until starting to turn brown for about 5-6 minutes. Add the tomatoes, curry powder, cinnamon, cumin and rice and stir constantly until you smell the aromas of the spices.
  4. Take the chicken and add it back to the pot, skin side. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan such as bay leaves, fish sauce and chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. Keep checking the lid to cover it partially and simmer until the rice is cooked for about 10 to 15 minutes longer.
  6. Remove from the heat, uncover and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Tastes best when served with yogurt, cucumbers, mint and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4

Nutritional Facts Per Serving
Calories :1346 kcal
Total Fat85 g
Saturated Fat24 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol396 mg
Sodium1276 mg
Total Carbohydrate36 g
Dietary Fiber2 g
Sugars5 g
Protein103 g
Vitamin A250.15 μg
Vitamin C 15.03 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)0.56 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.83 mg
Vitamin B121.62 μg
Folate Equiv154.07 μg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)39.64 mg
Vitamin B62.09 mg
Vitamin D53.13 μg
Vitamin K19.66 μg
Vitamin E2.65 mg
Calcium116.13 mg
Iron7.64 mg
Potassium1429.58 mg
Magnesium148.16 mg
Phosphorus867.85 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g80g
Saturated FatLess than20g25g
CholesterolLess than300mg300 mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g375g
Dietary Fiber25g30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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