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    Simple Chicken Biryani

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    Stardustannie's Note:

    For best results here make sure your spices are nice and fresh! I serve mine with Cumin Mint & Coriander Yogurt

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven too 200°C.
    2. 2
      Place chicken in bowl with, cumin, garam masala & tumeric and toss to coat.
    3. 3
      Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in dutch oven (or casserole) add the chicken in batches and cook 3-4 minutes or until browned all over, adding a little more oil if necessary.
    4. 4
      Remove and set aside.
    5. 5
      Add the remaining oil, onion, ginger and garlic to the casserole and cook over medium heat until the onions are soft and golden.
    6. 6
      Add the rice and cook for 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      Return the chicken in a single layer and pour over the stock.
    8. 8
      Put the lid on and place in oven.
    9. 9
      Cook for 30-40 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the stock.
    10. 10
      Top with coriander before serving. I like to serve mine with cumin and mint yogurt.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 05, 2010


      This was delicious rice, and the chicken breasts I used were well spiced, not hot. I used Garam Masala - Aromatic Kashmiri Spice Blend for Spicy Cooking!, less turmeric as I already was using Emirati Style Yellow Chicken Stock which includes it. I used an unrefined extra virgin olive oil, no ginger out of preference plus the rest and I also did add sea salt. I served it with a modified version of your recommendation Cumin Mint & Coriander Yogurt without the chilies. I would make this again but would like to add half of the spices into the rice rather than them all on the chicken as it was quite packed with spices.

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    • on November 18, 2009


      Absolutely delicious, and so much easier to make than other biryani recipes! A little salt helps it out.

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    • on September 18, 2009


      This was absolutely fantasic! I had no basmati rice, so I subbed in brown long grain rice and it turned out beautifully! I added some raisins to my rice before topping it with the chicken. Even my 9 year old loved this dish and said "Mommy, can we eat this again tomorrow night?" I served it with warm Naan bread and used fresh coriander from my garden, also use chicken thighs for the meat. TERRIFIC!! I'd give this 10 stars if I could, for the wonderful taste and aroma and also for the simplicity of the recipe! Made for Aussie swap :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Chicken Biryani

    Serving Size: 1 (335 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 747.6
    Calories from Fat 259
    Total Fat 28.8 g
    Saturated Fat 7.0 g
    Cholesterol 125.7 mg
    Sodium 398.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 68.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 4.8 g
    Protein 50.4 g

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