Chicken Biryani

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4 servings, 1/4 recipe (220 g) each

A traditional Indian dish with many variations, biryani is typically a mixture of rice, spices, vegetables and/or meat. Our version of the classic Chicken Biryani features basmati rice, onions, garlic and a blend of spices cooked together to make a one-pot chicken and rice entrée.

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  • Place rice in medium bowl. Add enough cold water to cover rice. Let stand 10 min.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add cumin seed; cook and stir 30 sec. Stir in onions, garlic and ginger; cook 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring constantly. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 min.
  • Drain rice. Add to chicken mixture with remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover; bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 30 min. or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 5 min.


Substitute deveined peeled uncooked shrimp for the chicken. Add to cooked onion mixture with the rice.

Serving Suggestion

Malabar Coconut Shrimp is a great complement to this flavourful biryani.


  • 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (220 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (220 g) each
Calories 330
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 400mg
Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Stefc |

    Love this recipe, It is a perfect lunch for work.

  • TERRIL |

    I found it a little dry

  • |

    Excellent; made with shrimp and used my rice cooker.