Chicken biryani

Chicken biryani

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
617
protein
49g
carbs
83g
fat
12g
saturates
4g
fibre
2g
sugar
19g
salt
2.01g
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Ingredients

  • 300g basmati rice
  • 25g butter
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • small cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 4 tbsp curry paste (we used Patak's balti paste))
  • 85g raisins
  • 850ml chicken stock
  • chopped coriander and toasted flaked almonds to serve

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2007

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alizonc's picture
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dead dead easy but tasted like a lot of effort shall definately have again. had it with the basic curry sauce which i liked but partner wasn't that keen on.

ahaldane's picture

Having read all the above accolades I knew this dish had to be, at the very least, decently good, so I decided to make it for dinner last night. Was it "decently good?" No it was not .... it was absolutely SUPERB! What a winner! My husband was still talking about it this morning and telling me that I must make it again for him. You bet I will be making this again - and again and again and again! Enjoy!

poodleydoo's picture

ill have to rate it again. beautiful1

bananaman's picture
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very easy and better than getting it delivered lol

lgosden's picture
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Nice easy week day meal. I used Rogan josh curry paste. Not hot enough for the boyfriend but i liked it. Will be making this again!

melelen's picture

made this for the whole family and very fussy 7 year old wolfed it down along with a side dish of sag aloo and naan bread, has anyone got a breadmaker recipe for naan?

Will definately be making this again.

zunchkins's picture
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Oh My Goodness!! This is soooo delicious. Have made it fo family and friends and everyone has loved it. Its my signature dish now and has made me very popular!!

shona02's picture
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This was lovely and easy to make.I've even managed to get my 7 year old to eat it even though he swore blind he didn't like indian food!I used sultanas instead of the raisins and it gave it a nice sweetness.

kerrieliz's picture
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This went down a treat! We stole Phildelahaye's idea and swapped half of the chicken for mushrooms and courgette. Definitely a keeper!

josiejo's picture
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We love this its so tasty and so easy, a great midweek dinner.As a Mum of three under 6, I am always looking for quick and tasty dinners, and my husband takes left overs for lunch. (if there are any) A winner

poodleydoo's picture

i have made this now twice for the husband (dont know what he did to deserve that) and it is really delicious. Easy and simple to make too - easy to substitute certain ingredients. easily as nice as a take away.
will add this to my list of meals i am fantastic at cooking (so thats now 2)

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lesleyj's picture
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Fab, and soooooo simple!

amyinlondon's picture

this was so yummy and so easy, husband said it was better than
the take away.

suehildersley's picture
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This was such a simple tasty recipe. Great mid week as so quick. I used madras paste which I reasoned would be hotter so only used 3 heaped teaspoons which was still a bit hot for my son... but he cleared his plate! Will definately make this again.

suehildersley's picture
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Absolutely delicious. So very easy. I made it using Madras paste which I reasoned would be hotter so only used 3 heaped teaspoons and it was still a bit hot for my son... but he ate it all! Will definately make this again. Will make a good dinner party dish as it's all done in 1 pot.

miken16's picture
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Excellent recipe! living in France sometimes I don't have all the ingredients to hand. However, i cooked this at lunchtime (you know 2 hour lunches and all that!) but had to make my own curry paste.
Can't wait to try this one again - Cooking Mary's Spiced chicken with rice & crisp red onions tomorrow

amc100's picture
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Made this the other night. So good it put me off my local take away!

blasques's picture
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This is really great. Used half of all ingredients and substituted Madras paste, didn't have any Balti. Also no coriander, I hate the stuff. Will definitely make again.

litjens's picture

Really tasty

r-landon's picture
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made this late night 19.01.08 . very tasty and enjoyed by me and my wife although i did mange to chew on a cardomon pod (should fish them out i suppose)

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