Chicken biryani pilau

Chicken biryani pilau

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(54 ratings)

Ready in 50 mins-1 hr


Serves 6

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy


  • kcal445
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.5g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 large chicken thighs, skin on
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced



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

  • 2 tbsp curry powder (hot if you like it spicy, mild for tamer curries)
  • 350g easy-cook, long grain rice
  • 700ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 250g frozen peas


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan and fry the chicken thighs, skin side down, for 8-10 mins until the skin is golden and crispy. Tip in the onion and continue to cook for 5 mins until the onion softens. Sprinkle in the curry powder and cook for a minute more, then stir in the rice and pour over the stock. Bring the stock to the boil.

  2. Cover the pan and bake for 30 mins until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked. Stir in the peas and leave the rice to stand for a few moments before serving.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
8th May, 2011
Oooh i thought it was gorgeous!! But i added ALOT more peas because it added that needed sweetness and moisture to the dish, i would highly reccomend this dish because it's so easy to make AND delicious!! next time i might try adding an egg? I made this dish and my dad made a lentil dhal alongside it, worked perfectly! served with warm chipatis :)
3rd Apr, 2011
I just loved this dish
26th Feb, 2011
wonderful dish. Chicken so tender and the rice was amazing. I paired it was a vegetable curry on the side, lovely
2nd Feb, 2011
Fantastic dish. Followed the recipe and it works.
10th Nov, 2010
I put in (big) bite size pieces of sweet potato and green peppers with the onion. Awesome! Boyfriend had thirds!
9th Nov, 2010
very simple, quick and easy to make. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs. the only negative was it was a tad dry.
8th Oct, 2010
Made this yesterday and the husband loved it! Will definitely be using this recipe again!
2nd Sep, 2010
This dish was very easy to make and a hugh success. I added potatoes to the dish as well.
27th Apr, 2010
So easy yet tasty.
16th Apr, 2010
simplicity at its best! used boneless thigh fillets, tastes superb!


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?