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Chicken Drumstick Pilaf Recipe


Chicken Drumstick Pilaf Recipe


The pilaf cooked with spices, pine nuts and black currant is called “iç pilav” in Turkey. It means filling pilaf. As it is used generally for filling chicken or turkey it is called so. As a matter of fact, this is my favarite pilaf.

I love its smell of spices. It also very well goes with chicken. You can use any other parts of chicken instead of drumsticks. If you use a pressure cooker to boil chicken drumsticks it is a practical kind dish I think. I hope you like it.

Chicken Drumstick Pilaf Recipe Chicken Drumstick Pilaf Recipe


  • 8 chicken drumsticks,
  • 1 cup rice,
  • 1 onion, chopped,
  • 1 tbsp. butter,
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste,
  • 1 tbsp. pine nuts,
  • 1 tbsp. dried currant,
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon,
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper,
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice,
  • 1 tsp. sugar,
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley,
  • Salt to taste,
  • 2-2,5 cups water.


  1. In a skillet boil the drumsticks until tender,
  2. Wash and drain rice,
  3. In a large skillet melt the butter and add chopped onion,
  4. Cook until golden,
  5. Add tomato paste and pine nuts and fry for 2 mins,
  6. Add rice and fry for 5 mins.,
  7. Add parsley, salt, sugar, dried currant, cinnaom, ground black pepper and allspice and stir,
  8. Place the chicken drumsticks on the fried rice,
  9. Add a scoop of chicken broth,
  10. Add 2 cups of hot water and cover,
  11. Cover the skillet and cook at low heat until the rices are tender (check and add some more water if necessary) and remove from heat,
  12. Wait for 15 minutes covered to brew the pilaf.

Bon appetit…


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