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Paleo Indian ‘Rice’ Recipe – Chicken Pilau

By Paleo4beginners

How To Make Paleo Chicken Pilau

Chicken Pilau is a staple in many Indian menus and possibly one of the most popular dishes out in the East. Its a meal in one (like the biryani) which doesn’t normally require a curry to go along with it.

This is my Paleo twist on the Chicken Pilau using cauliflower rice and a few other tweaks.

Paleo Indian Rice Recipe - Chicken Pilau

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  • 1 kg cauliflower rice
  • 1.5 kg oven ready chicken (skinned and cut into pieces)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • Small cinnamon stick
  • Small sprinkle cardamom
  • Small sprinkle cloves
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 x 3 finger pinches chilli powder
  • 2 x 3 finger pinches fennel seeds
  • 5 tbsp coconut milk yoghurts
  • 3 x 3 finger pinches salt
  • 1 x chicken stock cube


  1. Heat oil in a large heat proof casserole dish. Fry the cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms for about 30 seconds. Then the garlic, chilli and fennel seeds for a further 30 secs.
  2. Now fry the chicken pieces, turning and add yoghurt spoon by spoon. COver and simmer this till chicken is tender, this takes around 25 minutes.
  3. Add cauliflower rice, crush the stock cube and add salt. Cover and cook whilst turning for a further 8 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!



10 Mins

Prep Time

35 Mins

Cooking Time

Paleo Indian Rice Recipe - Chicken Pilau
Paleo Indian Rice Recipe - Chicken Pilau
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