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Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken Biryani Recipe

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How To Make Chicken Biryani Recipe

A flavorful and aromatic dish of tender chicken, fragrant basmati rice, and exotic spices.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp biryani masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fried onions, for garnish


  1. Wash and soak rice in cold water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat ghee in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent.

  3. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Add chicken and sauté until browned.

  5. Add biryani masala, turmeric powder, and salt and mix well.

  6. Add yogurt and mix well. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Add water and bring to a boil.

  8. Add drained rice and stir.

  9. Cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes.

  10. Turn off heat and let biryani sit covered for 10-15 minutes.

  11. Fluff rice with a fork and mix in chopped cilantro and mint leaves.

  12. Garnish with fried onions and serve hot.


  • Calories : 540kcal
  • Total Fat : 12g
  • Saturated Fat : 5g
  • Cholesterol : 122mg
  • Sodium : 980mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 79g
  • Dietary Fiber : 4g
  • Sugar : 6g
  • Protein : 29g
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