Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Chicken, rice, and greens fill one soulful pot in our family-friendly take on a Lowcountry staple. Quick-cooking basmati rice helps turn this recipe into dinner in no time and stays fluffy throughout the entire cooking process.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage using a slotted spoon; reserve drippings in Dutch oven. Drain sausage on paper towels.

Step 2

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add oil to hot drippings in Dutch oven, and cook chicken in hot drippings over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until done. Add onion and next 3 ingredients. Cook, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in broth, next 3 ingredients, and sausage.

Step 3

Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat; cover.

Step 4

Bake pilau at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring halfway through. Serve pilau immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Debra53's Review

November 25, 2013
I made this for the first time tonight, and my family loved it. It is amazing that the collards stay crisp-tender rather than wilting down. The only modification I made was to omit the carrots since we do not like cooked carrots. It was still a very colorful dish. I will even consider serving this to dinner guests. This recipe is a keeper.


February 19, 2017
Used collards from the garden so had way less, so would use half the rice and broth next time, but was great, fresh-tasting and tasty.  I don't  give a lot of 5 stars, but this was really good.


July 14, 2016
I've fixed this several times now and it's been a hit with everyone that has had it! My only change is substituting brown basmati rice for white and adding a little more broth. The brown takes a bit longer to cook but is sooooo good.

Love it!

July 11, 2016
We skipped the red pepper and added a bit more sausage but my whole family LOVED it which is an impressive feat.

LisaGvlSC's Review

February 01, 2015

jpasion's Review

December 01, 2014

Sumacs's Review

May 12, 2014

AmandaGA's Review

March 04, 2014

goodwrenchk29's Review

March 01, 2014

tajmohal's Review

February 27, 2014
My husband and I love this recipe. Simple, delicious, and addicting!