Chicken Pilaf - Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
538 Calories
35g Fat
30g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 538
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 432mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 27g
Calcium 49mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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. Tomatoes and seasonings give this chicken pilaf lots of flavor and moisture. 


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.

  2. Add chicken and onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add the pecans and cook for 2 minutes longer. Add salt, pepper, and coriander.

  3. Add rice and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the boiling broth and add the tomatoes. Bring to a boil.

  5. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed.

  6. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

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