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Chicken Pilaf - Chicken and Rice Recipe

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Chicken and Rice

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This chicken and rice recipe is a flavorful pilaf made with chicken, pecans, rice, tomatoes, and seasonings. It's an easy one-pot meal to prepare and cook in a saucepan or saute pan.
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Yield: Serves 6


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut in cubes
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 cups boiling chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes


Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add chicken and onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add the pecans and cook for 2 minutes longer. Add salt, pepper, and coriander. Add rice and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the boiling broth and add the tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

Serves 6.

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 4 out of 5
Belongs in your Standards rotation, Member kprice531

Much better than average recipe, with somewhat subtle flavors that are not overwhelming. Takes basic ingredients and makes them very flavorful. Probably not a 'guest' dish...more a family main meal. Will definitely make it again.

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