Classic Chicken Biryani

Authentic Indian dish at home
Authentic Indian dish at home
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Ingredients

4 Chicken Breast skinned and chopped into chunks
1 Onion
1 1/2 cups Basmati rice
1/2 cup Raisins
4 tbsp Curry paste
3 pods Cardamon
1 Bay leaf
1 Cinnamon stick
1 tsp Turmeric
3 1/2 cups Chicken broth
1oz Butter
1 cup Cilantro roughly chopped
2 tbsp Flaked almonds toasted

Nutritional information

617
Calories
12g
Fat
4g
Saturated fat
83g
Carbs
19g
Sugar
49g
Protein
Ingredients

Classic Chicken Biryani

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Classic Chicken Biryani is an authentic Indian dish known for its chunks of succulent chicken amongst pillows of fluffy rice fragrant with all kinds of spices. In this recipe I use cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon and turmeric to produce a heady aromatic mix of flavors, and curry paste to add heat to the dish. Raisins and crisp toasted almonds add texture and the chopped cilantro brings freshness and a burst of green against the warm yellow of the turmeric rice. Moreover this spicy dish is actually gluten-free!

Biryani is a one-pot dish, making it an easy way to produce a big and hearty meal with just a few simple steps!

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So, how to make Classic Chicken Biryani at home?

Steps to make Classic Chicken Biryani

1

Soak the rice

35

Soak the rice in warm water for at least 30 minutes. Then wash thoroughly under running water and drain.

2

Cook the onion and aromatics

10

Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the onion, along with the bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon, and fry gently for 10 minutes until the onion is translucent.

3

Cook the chicken

10

Add the chicken, turmeric and curry paste to the pan and stir together. Cook until the chicken has browned all over.

4

Cook the rice

7

Add the rice and raisins to the pan before pouring over the chicken broth. Place a lid over the pan and bring the broth to a boil, before lowering the heat and simmering for 5 minutes.

5

Leave to rest

10

Remove from the heat and leave for 10 mins.

6

Add cilantro and almonds

2

Scatter over half the cilantro and give everything a good stir. Then scatter over the remaining cilantro and the toasted almonds to serve.

7

Serving Classic Chicken Biryani

Bon Appétit!

Classic Chicken Biryani looks so beautiful on the plate...ready to be devoured! What do you think of this Indian classic? Let me know in the comments section and tag your beautiful biryani photos with tag #cookmerecipes.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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