Chicken Pelau Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 55 mins

Chicken Pelau

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"This is a tasty Caribbean dish using chicken, curry and rice all cooked together. It is an easy, one-pot meal sure to please the entire family."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the vinegar and 1 tablespoon of salt. Add chicken and soak for 20 minutes. Rinse chicken, and season with salt and pepper. Discard vinegar, and set chicken aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan or Dutch oven. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until browned. Add the chicken pieces, and fry until browned all over, stirring constantly. Pour in the rice, and season with thyme and curry powder. Stir in the water.
  3. Cover, and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and has absorbed all of the liquid.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, type of meat, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 13, 2005

excellent quick meal

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 20, 2008

I live in Trinidad, where the Pelau was invented, my family has asksed me to give some "Pelau education" and rescue the reputation of a national dish. Firstly, we dont use curry! Maybe a tsp when "seasoning" the whole chicken, but not to this extent. Secondly, Pelaus can be made with ANYTHING, it's the method that's standard . . . and this is not it. The actual method is somewhat tedious, though we do call it a "fast-pot" or "one-pot". I will post a more genuine recipe soon, but beware that we eat highly "seasoned" foods unlike those generally consumed in the US.

 

9 Ratings

Dec 04, 2006

This recipe is very similar to one given to me a few years ago, from someone in Saudi Arabia, for a dish called Cupsa (it's one of my favorites). The main differences are that my cupsa recipe calls for cinnamon (almost the same amount as the curry), some cumin, bay leaves, and diced tomatoes. My husband likes it with Ranch dressing but I prefer Tabasco on top. Yuuuummy!

 
Apr 02, 2006

I gave this a 3 out of 5 - curry flavor was nice but it lacked something - not enough taste for us. Was definitely quick and easy to make on the first try.

 
Mar 19, 2006

This was ok. It was easy, but I'll make some changes next time. First of all, I thought the recipe called for too much curry. Secondly, I think it needs something sweet in it to lighten the curry a bit. Maybe coconut milk. I'd say this is an easy recipe with potential.

 
Jun 02, 2008

Not bad, very easy to make without much cleanup required. Note that the instructions mentioned adding thyme, but it wasn't listed in the ingredients. I added a tsp, but should have added more, as the recipe did feel like it was missing "something". My kids and my husband enjoyed it (as did I, once I added some salsa.)

 
Sep 02, 2011

I had to give one star cause it does not allow me to give less. We do not put curry in pelau. This is a one-pot dish, yes, but it takes a whole lot more effort and has a whole lot more flavour, including that of coconut milk.

 
Aug 03, 2012

The chicken came out very tough, but the rice was delicious. Next time I will make it with boneless chicken pieces, and add a little coconut milk. Definitely has potential.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 595 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 26.1 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 1344 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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