Oven-baked pilau

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes

Oven Baked Chicken Chorizo PilauIngredients:

500g (18oz) wholegrain rice
6 boneless chicken thighs cut in half
200g (7oz) cooking chorizo cut into 4cm cubes
200g (7oz) cherry tomatoes
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 red onion finely sliced
1.4 litre (approx. 2½pints) chicken stock
7-8 thin slices of garlic
4 tbsp finely chopped parsley
4 tbsp light olive oil
Salt and pepper

Method:

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/R6.

2 Pour the oil into a lidded oven and hob proof dish sauté the chorizo and chicken until golden and then remove from pan.

3 To the oils left in pan add the onions, garlic and tomatoes and place in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.

4 Soak the rice while the tomatoes are cooking in the oven.

5 Turn the oven down to 180C/R4, drain the rice and add to the tomatoes, add the chicken, chorizo, saffron, stock cover and return to the oven for half an hour.

6 Check after 20 minutes and if it’s completely dry add 100ml water, cover and return to the oven.

7 Scatter over the parsley, season and serve

Recipe and image courtesy of www.tilda.com

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