Uncategorized Pan Fried Greek Lemon Chicken Rice

Pan Fried Greek Lemon Chicken Rice

2017 Jun 22

Knorr partnered Cinnamon Life in Presenting Chef George Calombaris at “Cinnamon Life Presents George Calombaris, a Masterclass with Knorr” where he demonstrated 3 of his signature dishes and shared exclusive kitchen tricks that have help make his food empire be a roaring success.

As a celebration of his Greek heritage we present to you the “Knorr Greek Food Week”! featuring recipes that are inspirational, easy and flavorsome. Carefully crafted by Knorr Chefs to be relished by Sri Lankan families.

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Pan fried chicken, packed with traditional Greek flavors of selected herbs, garlic, lemon and onion together with perfectly cooked fluffy basmati rice. An easy and delicious one pot dish.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:  30-35 minutes

Serves: 4


4-5 chicken thighs

300g basmati rice, raw

2 Knorr Chicken Cubes

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons, dried oregano

2 tablespoons, dried marjoram

1 teaspoon, crushed pepper

3-4 tablespoons, olive oil

1 teaspoon, turmeric

1 teaspoon, chili powder

1 lemon, juiced

Water to boil rice


  1. In a pan, add olive oil. Put the thighs skin side down to ensure crispiness. Now add the onion, garlic, turmeric, chili powder, pepper powder, lemon juice and dried herbs. Fry for a few minutes till fragrant.
  2. Now add the washed rice, Knorr Chicken Cubes and sufficient water. Stir well. Bring to boil.
  3. Season with salt to taste and serve hot.

Chef’s Tip

When cooking basmati rice, the water quantity required is preferably 1 x1 from the measuring cup .