Grilled Chicken With Paprika Sauce And Brown Rice Pilaf By Celebrity Chef Rakhee Vaswani

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Celebrity Chef Rakhee Vaswani, knows how difficult it is to feed a Picky Eater as they eat with their eyes first and so presentation is the key. Food should be appealing and delicious to feed your soul. Here is presents a very healthy yet yummy Grilled chicken recipe which would be loved by all
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 2


  • Grilled Chicken For the marinade
  • Chicken leg boneless – 250 gms,
  • Mixed herbs – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder as per taste
  • Salt
  • Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Balsamic vinegar – a few drops
  • Oats – 2 tbsp
  • For the paprika sauce
  • Onion –1 chopped
  • Tomato puree – 1 cup
  • Paprika – 5 tsp Chilli Flakes/Paprika Powder
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Fresh cream/Labneh– 75 ml
  • Tomato Paste – 1tbsp
  • Mushroom – 4–6 sautéed in butter
  • Stock – 1 cup
  • Parsley – 1 tbsp chopped
  • Flour – 2 tbsp
  • Red Wine – 30 ml optional
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • For the spinach brown rice pilaf
  • Boiled brown rice – 1 cup Ready
  • Spinach puree – 2 tbsp Ready
  • Garlic – 1 tbsp minced
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper – to taste


  • To Marinade Chicken - Add all the above ingredients mentioned under "Grilled Chicken For the marinade" for 20 minutes and coat it in oats. Sauté or grill the chicken in a pan till done. It should get a nice glaze. Keep aside.
  • To make the paprika sauce - Follow these steps - In a pan, sauté the mushrooms with a little butter and keep aside, Put oil/butter and fry the onion and sprinkle the paprika flakes. Add the flour and cook well.
  • Next, add the tomato puree and season with salt and pepper. Add wine, some stock and cook for a few minutes. Add the mushrooms, fresh cream/Labneh and parsley.
  • For Method For the spinach brown rice pilaf For the spinach brown rice pilaf For the spinach brown rice pilaf - Sauté the garlic in olive oil and add the spinach puree. Next, add the rice and season with salt and pepper and serve.
  • Assembling Take a plate, Place the Rice in your ring mould and pack them tightly with the help of a spoon, and demould so the rice comes out in a uniform mound.
  • Spoon the paprika Sauce around the rice. Place the grilled chicken and serve


The Recipe Grilled Chicken with Paprika sauce and brown rice pilaf  has been shared by Celebrity Chef Rakhee Vaswani from her book – PICKY EATERS” This book is about making everyday food fun, exciting and yummy for kids. It is targeted at mothers who have picky eaters (albeit of all ages!) at home, and whose children revolt at the mere thought of eating greens and who are constantly running out of nutritious lunchbox ideas. 
Culinary Expert and Chef Rakhee runs Palate Culinary Academy to hone the skills of new cooks. You can follow Celebrity Chef Rakhee Vaswani on  Twitter: @PalateStudio Instagram: @palateculinary and her  YouTube Channel Rakhee Vaswani
Don’t forget to grab the copy of “Picky Eater”

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