One of the countries that lies close to my heart is Ukraine. I have a very close friend in Lviv that I always visit when I can. So far I think I have 9 Ukrainian stamps in my passport.

When I visit Ukraine then I love going to restaurants that serve local food. A lot of the disches reminds me of the ones I am grown up with and some ar very different.

Plov is actually something I never had in Ukraine, or if I remember correctly, but I had heard about it so many times that I had to look for a recipe of it. I found a simple recipe on a blog called Natashas kitchen, She has many great recipes on that website.

Plov reminds me a little of an Indian Biryani, but with fewer spices. I guess there are hundreds of versions of plov out there, but I took this one and it was so so soooo good. Of course, I can’t say if plov is tradition Ukrainian, but at least itäs popular there 😀

Chicken Plov – Ukrainian style

Course Huvudrätt
Cuisine Ukraine
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 400 gram chicken, cut in small peaces
  • 4 deciliter rice, rinsed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 deciliter ketchup
  • 6 deciliter chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 0,5 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 0,5 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Heat 2 tablesppon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add chicken pieces, than saute until golden and cooked through.
  • Add 1 diced onion and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add grated carrots and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the butter and ketchup and stir everything together until the butter is melted.
  • Add 2 cups of rice to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, Cayenne pepper and mix everything together.
  • Add the chicken broth and cook until rice is soft, about 20 minutes.
Keyword chicken, pilof, plov, rice