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Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken Biryani is a bold and flavorful Indian dish with crazy tender bites of chicken with bell peppers in a deliciously spiced and fragrant rice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken Biryani
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 483 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or ghee if available
  • 4 chicken thighs boneless and skinless, cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 yellow onion cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 2 roma tomatoes grated
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups basmati rice rinsed and drained
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Instructions

  1. Add olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and cook until browned on both sides.
  3. Add in the onion, and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

  4. Stir in garlic, ginger, tomatoes, and 1/2 cup water.
  5. Bring to a simmer, and cook until the water has evaporated, about 20 minutes.

  6. Add in the bell pepper, salt, cayenne, black pepper, garam masala, coriander, turmeric, cumin and cinnamon, stirring well.

  7. Add in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  8. Add in the basmati rice, reduce to low heat and cook (covered) for 18-20 minutes.

  9. Turn off the heat and let sit, covered, for five minutes before opening and serving.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Biryani Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1414mg 59%
Potassium 467mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 38.2%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.