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Chicken Biryani - Easy

For 4 servings you will need 

  • 8 pieces           Chicken legs or thighs (skinless, bone in)about 800 g
  • ¼ cup               Olive oil or Ghee ( or use your favourite oil)
  • 1½ Tbsp           Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp              Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp                 Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 ½   Tbs.         Jaswant's Kitchen Chicken Biryani Seasoning
  • 2Tbsp              yogurt - thick
  • 1 cups              Basmati rice (good quality)                
  • 2 1/8 cups       Water
  • 1 tsp                 Sea salt,
  • 2 bay leaves, 1 inch pice cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup               Cilantro chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towel. Poke holes with knife in several places. Rub kosher salt, Kashmiri chili powder and lemon juice on each piece in a bowl. Keep aside for 5 minutes.

In a small bowl mix biryani spice, oil and yogurt. Pour over chicken and mix well. Place chicken pieces in a casserole or oven proof dish in a single layer scraping all the marinade from the bowl. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove temporarily into a bowl or tray

Wash rice a few times and drain. Mix the sea salt or pink salt in water for rice. Pour rice bay leaves, cinnamon stick and the water into the casserole and stir to combine all drippings and juices in the casserole. Place chicken pieces back on top of the rice. Cover with foil and make the edges tight to keep the steam in. Put the casserole back in the oven and cook for 35-40 more minutes or till all water is absorbed.  Sprinkle chopped coriander on top. Serve hot with plain yoghurt and a side of salad or any vegetable dish.

  • Prep time : 10 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hr 10 minutes
  • Optional additional toppings : 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves, toasted or lightly fried slivered almonds, fresh pomegranate seeds

 Note: For 8 servings, use the whole pack of the seasoning pouch and double rest of the ingredients.



Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Just had this recipe for dinner today and I'm absolutely in love. This is for sure a favourite here at home now. So flavourful!!

Simple, Fast and delicious!

Comes out so tender and full of flavour! A must try!

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