Easy chicken biryani recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, plus 10 mins resting
  • 504 calories / serving
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Try this super speedy easy chicken biryani for a fuss-free midweek meal that's ready in under half an hour. This comforting Indian classic is bursting full of aromatic spices and will go down a storm with the entire family.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a low heat. Add the onion, cover and cook for 10 minutes until softened.

Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces, tip into a bowl, and add the lemon juice, garam masala, chilli powder and salt. Stir well to coat.

Rinse the rice several times in cold water, until the water runs clear. Add the garlic and ginger to the onion and cook for 2 minutes, then add the chicken pieces and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the rice and hot stock to the pan, stir well then bring to the boil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce the heat slightly and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the pan for 10 minutes to allow the rice to finish cooking in the steam. Do not remove the lid. Stir through the coriander and serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2g (1 tsp) salt
  • 300g (10oz) basmati rice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2.5cm piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 850ml (1 1/2pints) hot chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • Energy 2135kj 504kcal 25%
  • Fat 9g 13%
  • Saturates 2g 8%
  • Sugars 4g 4%
  • Salt 3g 49%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 69.7g Protein 41.2g Fibre 2.6g

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