Chicken Biriyani Spiced With Saigon Cinnamon

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Using Saigon cinnamon, a fiery sweet spice, adds complexity and fragrance to this simple one-pot chicken and rice dish. Recipe from Saveur.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the rice in a small bowl and cover with water; let it soak for 20 minutes. Drain the rice and set it aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a 4-qt. Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the coriander and chiles, and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the salt, cinnamon, garlic, chicken, onion, ginger, and jalapeno, and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions soften, about 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in the reserved rice and 1 1/4 cups water, and bring to a simmer. Cover pot and transfer to the oven; cook until rice is tender and chicken is cooked through, about 35 minutes. Transfer the pot to a rack and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff the rice with a fork. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with almonds, fried shallots, and cilantro.