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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Cover, and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and has absorbed all of the liquid.

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.

Nutrition Facts

595 calories; 26.1 g total fat; 114 mg cholesterol; 1280 mg sodium. 54 g carbohydrates; 33.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
excellent quick meal Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2008
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. Read More
(60)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
excellent quick meal Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2008
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. Read More
(60)
Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2006
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2006
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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
excellent quick meal Read More
(6)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/02/2008
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.) Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
09/02/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2012
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. Read More