Chicken Biryani

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 45 minutes
  • 3 servings

All the way from India comes this delicious traditional recipe. The main ingredient for biryani is the basmati rice, flavored with all kinds of ingredients. Here we have spiced it up with strong flavors like cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric. It also has raisins, almonds, and here we have served it with some delicious chicken thighs!

Ingredients Needed for Chicken Biryani

3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 small chicken thighs
pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
8 ounces of basmati rice
1 cup chicken stock
pepper
salt
½ teaspoon thyme powder
½ teaspoon cardamom powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ cup almonds
2 tablespoons of raisins

How to Cook Chicken Biryani

  1. You can start with the chicken thighs. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs and season them with pepper. Cook them until golden and crispy.
  2. Next, heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger, garlic, and onion. Cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft, then add the rice. Pour the chicken stock.
  3. Cook for 3-4 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Add the thyme powder, cardamom, cinnamon, and turmeric. Stir and cook on low heat.
  4. When the rice is almost cooked, add the almonds and raisins, then stir.
  5. When the rice absorbed all the liquid, add the chicken thighs. Cook for 1 more minute and move the pan away from the heat.

2 Comments

  1. In the Chicken Biryani recipe, the ingredients say to use cooked rice, but in the cooking instructions it seems to be using uncooked rice?

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