Cranberry Chicken Pilaf


Cranberry Chicken Pilaf

Cranberry Chicken Pilaf: tart-sweet cranberries sauteed with spices to create an extremely delish chicken Pilaf.

Rice dishes are our absolute favorite for a quick meal or a special event and this Cranberry Chicken Pilaf is studded with delicious and gorgeous cranberries to give you that instant festive feel.

It’s a great combination of flavors with crunchy cranberries and melts in your mouth chicken and every bite give you that warm festive feel.

I recently came across Veetee Rice which has 2 minutes microwavable ready rice called ‘Dine In’ and it definitely was my O M G moment.

Can you imagine cooked fluffy rice in 2 minutes !!! I had to give it a try and was absolutely shocked by the amazing results.

You not only get the cooked rice in 2 minutes (microwave – nothing to be added) but they come in 11 different varieties to choose from – Now we are talking, right ?


And with this rice, my Cranberry Chicken Pilaf was done and served on the table in under 20 minutes.

I just cooked the chicken with spices and cranberries and just mixed in the veetee basmati rice (cooked in microwave).

Now, I used the basmati rice to make this recipe, however, you can pick and choose from any 11 of these flavors:

Long Grain Rice

Basmati Rice

Basmati & Wild Rice

Wholegrain Brown Rice

Thai Jasmine Rice

Wholegrain Brown Rice & Quinoa

Red Beans & Rice New Orleans Style

Chicken Flavor Rice

Golden Vegetable Rice

Pilaf Rice

Spanish Style Rice

Cranberry and Chicken Pilaf - Festive Recipe

While you get on with this recipe, here’s some exciting news:

We are doing an awesome giveaway with Veetee where

*** ‘1 lucky winner gets two six packs of Veetee rice in the flavor(s) of the winner’s choice.’ ***

You definitely need to enter the Giveaway for this delicious prize and try this recipe asap.

You can also visit Veetee Rice for more information and recipes. If you are living in USA, you can find Veetee in these stores.

Cranberry Chicken Pilaf



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Cranberry Chicken Pilaf


Cranberry Chicken Pilaf:Β tart-sweet cranberries sauteed with spices to create an extremely delish chicken Pilaf.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Packet Veetee Basmati Rice
  • 1 Cup Cranberries - fresh or frozen
  • 2 Cups Chicken Mince
  • 1 Tsp Ginger+Garlic Paste
  • 2 Large Onions - thinly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro - chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Almonds - thinly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Raisins - optional
  • 1/2 Cup Oil - for making pilaf and sauteeing onions.

Spices for the Pilaf

  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • Red Chili Powder - as per taste
  • Salt - as per taste


  1. In a large pan, heat oil and add the chopped onions.
  2. Fry till onions turn slightly brown and crisp (takes 6 minutes on medium flame).
  3. Remove 3 Tbsp cooked onions and keep aside.
  4. Now add the spices and saute the mixture.
  5. Add ginger+garlic paste, stir everything together and cook for 3 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Add minced chicken and saute everything together.
  7. Cover the pan with lid and let everything cook over low heat for 7 minutes (stir every 2 minutes or till chicken is cooked).
  8. Heat the Veetee Basmati Rice as per instructions.
  9. Add the cooked rice to the cooked chicken and gently mix everything together.
  10. Stir in the cranberries, almonds, raisins and cover cook for another 3 minutes (medium heat).
  11. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
  12. Decorate with fried onions, cilantro and nuts.
  13. Serve Fresh.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 80gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 67gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 9gSugar: 17gProtein: 39g



12 Replies to "Cranberry Chicken Pilaf"

  • Michelle Ferrand November 21, 2016 (4:10 pm)

    What a great idea to use that rice! This looks delish!

  • ma November 21, 2016 (11:39 am)

    I love cranberry and chicken! This dish looks perfect and will certainly have to give it ago …great work!

  • Krystallia Giamouridou November 17, 2016 (7:48 pm)

    I wish we were at the same neighbourhood! Love Indian cuisine… and since we are not neighbours πŸ˜€ I will check more recipes on your blog in order to learn more tips and tricks of yours about cooking wonderful Indian food. Namaste!

    • Molly Kumar November 20, 2016 (4:31 am)

      Aweee, that would be AWESOME to stay in the same neighbourhood and share all the yum food πŸ™‚ I’, so glad you like Indian Food and look forward to you trying my recipes. Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

  • Dotty J Boucher October 16, 2016 (3:21 am)

    This dish looks amazing! and thanks for the chance here,

  • Sara | Life's Little Sweets October 16, 2016 (12:49 am)

    Entered! This recipe looks so yummy!

  • Eileen Kelly October 15, 2016 (11:40 pm)

    I love the recipe and the giveaway! I buy Veetee rice regularly! I am never disappointed!

    • Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (5:57 am)

      That’s great Eileen. The rice is really good and so easy to make. Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

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