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Offline judydawn

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JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« on: November 08, 2011, 05:51:58 am »
CHICKEN PILAF
10 strands saffron soaked in 1Ĺ cups salt reduced chicken stock for 30 mins before starting the recipe, then add 1/2 cup white wine and put aside.
600g skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
1 chorizo sliced
1 red onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 long red chilli finely chopped (seeds and all, it won't make it hot)
4 rindless bacon rashers finely sliced
2 tsp paprika
1 Ĺ cups long grain rice
1 red capsicum seeds removed and chopped
1 cup frozen peas
3 tbsp chopped cont parsley leaves

Heat a little oil in a paella pan or wide open heavy based pan over med to high heat. 
Cook chicken in batches for 4 mins or until golden.  Remove from pan with a slotted spoon.
Add chorizo, onion, garlic, chilli, bacon and paprika and cook for 3 mins stirring constantly. 
Add rice and capsicum, stir for a minute to coat with oil.  Reduce heat to med.
Pour the stock, saffron and wine combo over the rice and stir in.
Push the chicken into the rice mixture.  Reduce heat to low and cook (uncovered) for 15 mins or until the rice is nearly cooked.

Add peas and cook for a further 5 mins.  If rice is not cooked through add a little more stock and cook until done, (mine was cooked, didn't need extra time).
Season to taste with salt & pepper. You want the rice to be quite dry, itís not meant to be wet like risotto.  The base should be crusty and golden.

Sprinkle parsley over paella and serve with crusty bread.

Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 07:35:46 am »
Judy,  this looks really nice.  Thanks.

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 07:48:08 am »
Agreed. I don't even remember seeing this before. It sounds rather nice.
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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 07:51:19 am »
It does look lovely!  Need to do some shopping tomorrow, so will get the chicken then and hopefully make it by the weekend.  Thanks, JulieO - and thanks Judy! :D

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 08:22:49 am »
Looks fabulous may try to incorporate it into my Mother's Day menu  :D
Thanks Julie and Judy

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 10:35:56 am »
JulieO, how many would this feed please?  I really like the sound of this and might make this Sunday.

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 01:46:21 am »
This is on my to do list too. I have recently gone through the non tm recioe section & have made quiet a list :)
Mum to Crown Prince......

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 08:32:27 am »
Hi Kezza.   Sorry it's taken a day to answer your question but I've been a bit busy for the last few days and not been on line very much, so please excuse me.  :)

I've had a look at the recipe in my files and it doesn't say how many serves it is for.  I would safely say 4-6, but as it's been so long since I made it I'm only guessing  :-))  Great lot of help I am hey!  ;D

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 08:48:28 am »


Looks good. Ready for dinner.  Did cook with lid on as Ral doesn't like dry rice.

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2014, 08:57:30 am »
I'd say 6. Just had a taste,  needed salt and pepper,  otherwise lovely.  Good for guests,  self serve.   Thanks Julie and Judy.

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2014, 10:11:24 am »
It looks very colourful and delicious Chookie 8)
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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2014, 10:39:02 am »
Thanks JulieO and that looks fabulous Chookie.

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2014, 11:33:23 pm »
Looks really good Chookie, I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I must put it on my plan again soon.  :D

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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2014, 11:45:06 am »
I love the colours Chookie.  I think this may have to be made soon.
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Re: JulieO's Chicken Pilaf
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2014, 09:10:34 pm »
Had leftovers,  last night.  Added a little light soy sauce.  Again very nice.