Chicken biryani

Chicken biryani

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(418 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4

A great one-pot rice dish that can still be served up a few days later, perfect for leftovers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal617
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs83g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre2g
  • protein49g
  • salt2.01g
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Ingredients

  • 300g basmati rice
  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • small cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

    term-er-ik

    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 4 tbsp curry paste (we used Patak's balti paste))
  • 85g raisin
  • 850ml chicken stock
  • chopped coriander and toasted flaked almonds to serve

Method

  1. Soak the rice in warm water, then wash in cold until the water runs clear. Heat butter in a saucepan and cook the onions with the bay leaf and other whole spices for 10 mins. Sprinkle in the turmeric, then add chicken and curry paste and cook until aromatic.

  2. Stir the rice into the pan with the raisins, then pour over the stock. Place a tight-fitting lid on the pan and bring to a hard boil, then lower the heat to a minimum and cook the rice for another 5 mins. Turn off the heat and leave for 10 mins. Stir well, mixing through half the coriander. To serve, scatter over the rest of the coriander and the almonds.

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lilyolivia
26th Nov, 2011
5.05
So easy and really tasty. Great one pot dish to put straight in the middle of the table and share with friends.
liliaf
21st Nov, 2011
5.05
this was a beautiful quick fantastic tasting dish which we will be having again very soon
tracy7574
20th Nov, 2011
5.05
Oh my god!!! this recipe is amazingly good..made the simple curry sauce on the site as well...chips and chappatis and had a lovely family curry for the fraction of the local curry house...gorgeous and gone in minutes...gorgeous.
meyers
18th Nov, 2011
5.05
I cooked this meal tonight and it was absolutely fabulous. I would highly recommend it...it's superb.
stevemc76
2nd Nov, 2011
5.05
Delicious
jax1064
27th Oct, 2011
5.05
This recipe is absolutely delicious. I have made it a couple of times and will be making it tomorrow. defo worth a try... jax :) x
hleblanc
19th Oct, 2011
5.05
a fab recipe, would it not be better to bash the cardamom pods before use and if no cinnamon stick how much powder would you use?
trishkins69
19th Oct, 2011
5.05
Made this last night but substituted Quorn and veg stock to make it veggie. The raisins really add a burst of flavour. Very tasty and easy to do. I think it might become a regular fixture in our house.
sarahdenman
15th Oct, 2011
4.05
Great Recipe, Loved by all the family although i would reccomend cooking the rice for a few minutes just to soften it :)
odonoghuejenny
12th Oct, 2011
5.05
One of my favourite recipes! Make it all the time and it's foolproof! I teach Home Economics and make it with students all the time and they LOVE it! It's gorgeous served with Raita and naan bread!

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