Best and Easy Chicken Biryani

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Chicken biryani recipe is one of the best & easy to make the fuss-free dish. The chicken biryani is packed with flavors, so definitely give this a try.

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Recipe By: Cook With Kushi


Chicken marination:

To make biryani:


Cooking Rice

  • Wash and soak the rice in water for 15 minutes.
    1 cup Basmati rice
  • In the pot, add rice along with water and salt and bring it to a boil on a high flame. Reduce the flame to medium and cook till the rice is cooked through 80%. Drain and keep this aside.
    4 to 5 cups Water,1 teaspoon Salt

Chicken Marination

  • In a bowl, add chicken thighs, turmeric powder, chile powder, salt, and juice of a lemon. Toss and keep this aside for 15 minutes.
    400 grams Chicken thighs,¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder,1 teaspoon Red chile powder,1 teaspoon Salt,Juice of 1 lemon

Making of Chicken Biryani

  • In a pan, add oil. Once hot, add cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, cloves, bay leaf, cumin seeds, and saute for a few seconds.
    1 ½ tablespoon Oil,1 inch Cinnamon stick (Dalchini),3 to 4 Cardamom pods (Elaichi),3 to 4 Cloves (Lavang),2 Bay leaf (Tej Patta),1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Add the marinated chicken and cook for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, add garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Flip the chicken and cook for another 2 minutes. Check the video here for a better understanding. 
    5 to 6 Garlic cloves, finely chopped,2 to 3 Green chilies, slit,1 inch Ginger, finely chopped
  • Add onion, tomato, coriander leaves, mint leaves, tandoori masala, and give it a good mix. Cook this for a minute. Now spread it evenly to cover the base of the pan.
    2 Onions, chopped lengthwise,2 Tomatoes, diced,6 to 8 strands Coriander leaves or cilantro,¼ cup Mint leaves or Pudina, loosely packed,1 tablespoon Biryani or Tandoori Masala
  • Add partially cooked rice, spread evenly, and garnish with some more mint and coriander leaves.
  • Finally, add butter and sprinkle some more tandoori masala powder or biryani masala powder and splash ¼ cup of water. Cover this and cook on low flame for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked through thoroughly.
    1 tablespoon Butter or ghee,¼ cup Water

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