Indian Chicken with Currant and Almond Pilaf

Try this tasty Indian Chicken dish, served with currant and almond pilaf



Olive oil spray
60ml (1/4 cup) natural yoghurt
60g (1/4 cup) tikka masala curry paste
4 (about 600g) chicken thigh cutlets (see note)
2 tsp olive oil
300g (1 1/2 cups) basmati rice
560ml (2 1/4 cups) chicken stock
2 tbs currants
2 tbs almond kernels, chopped
1/2 bunch chopped fresh coriander
1 Lebanese cucumber, coarsely chopped


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a baking tray with olive oil spray to lightly grease. Combine the yoghurt and 2 tablespoons of curry paste in a bowl. Add the chicken and turn to coat.

2. Transfer the chicken to the prepared tray. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add the remaining curry paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Stir in the rice. Increase heat to medium. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 18 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Set aside, covered, for 6 minutes to stand. Use a fork to separate the grains.

4. Stir in the currants, almonds and half the coriander. Combine the cucumber and remaining coriander in a bowl.

5. Divide pilaf and chicken among serving plates. Top with cucumber salad to serve.