Baked Chicken Pulao

I bought some chicken legs the other day, just the drumsticks, no thighs.  

It was getting late in the day and I hadn’t figured out what I was going to do with them.  


this is what I ended up doing

Baked Chicken Pulao 

Basically a one pot dish that is finished off in the oven.  

 My favourite part of this meal?  The potatoes.


I love curried potatoes. 


Baked Chicken Pulao

2 cups basmati rice

Chicken legs – skin removed
2 onions chopped
1 inch piece of ginger
4 cloves of garlic
1 cinnamon stick
5 black cardamon pods
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon garam masala
3 to 4 cups of chicken broth
Black peppercorns
2 or 3 small russet potatoes
halved or quartered
Fresh cilantro
Rinse basmati rice until water runs clear.  Soak rice for 20 minutes. Drain and let rice dry in colander.
Heat oil in shallow oven proof pan. Saute onions slowly until golden brown.  Add minced garlic and ginger. (use a microplane so the garlic and ginger is more like a paste).Add the garam masala, cardamon pods, cinnamon stick, and turmeric and peppercorns.  Add the chicken and toss to coat. 
Add two cups of chicken broth, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is almost cooked. .  Add potatoes. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.  Remove the chicken and potatoes, add the rice and enough
chicken broth to cover the rice by 1/2 inch.  Stir well.  Add the chicken and the potatoes back to the pan. Cover and place in a 350°F for 10  to 15 minutes. . Test a grain of rice.   Might need another five minutes.  Add a little more chicken broth if needed.
Remove from the oven, place paper towels under the lid and allow to sit for five to 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro and serve.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy Walker says:

    Mmmmm…I too, love curry! This sounds tasty and easy.

  2. Unknown says:

    DDDDDelish! Have a nice weekend

  3. Marysol says:

    Ann, you know I love carbs. So it's no surprise that each and every element on that plate is getting my mouth all happy and excited.Enjoy your weekend!

  4. What's not to love about chicken legs? This recipe sounds positively delicious – love your photos too:)

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