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Easy Chicken Biryani | Erin Brighton | gluten free | easy dinners | Indian

Easy Chicken Biryani

This easy chicken biryani is so easy and will be enjoyed by all. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 489 kcal
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 1.5 c basmati rice
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 t salt
  • 1.5 lbs chicken cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 t turmeric
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1/4 t crushed red pepper
  • 1 c plain yogurt
  • 3 medjool dates chopped
  • 3 T fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

  1. Rinse and set aside 1 1/2 cups basmati rice. 

  2. Saute one large onion and 3 cloves of garlic in olive oil. Add salt.

  3. Cut 1.5 lbs of chicken into one inch cubes. 

  4. Chop 1 tomato.

  5. Add turmeric, paprika, crushed red pepper and salt to plain yogurt. Stir.

  6. Add chicken, tomato, and yogurt to onions and garlic. Simmer covered.

  7. In a separate pot, boil water. Add 1.5 cups basmati rice. Cook 5 to 7 minutes. Drain. 

  8. Add partially cooked rice to chicken, finish cooking another 10 minutes or so. 

  9. At the end, if you wish, add chopped medjool dates. Stir to heat through and serve. Top with cilantro.