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Easy Chicken Biryani

An Indian chicken and rice dish cooked with fragrant spices. Easy to make, tastes great and done in about 45 minutes.

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Easy Chicken Biryani

Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 minutes
Recipe by: Frankie


2 TBSP ghee or unsalted butter
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 1/2 cups basmati rice, rinsed
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 TBSP freshly minced ginger
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
salt & pepper
3 cups chicken stock


1. Heat a dutch oven over medium-high heat.

2. Add the ghee, chicken, and onion to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink and onions are softened, about 6 minutes.

3. Add the rice, garlic, ginger, paprika, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Cook while stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

4. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Put a lid on the pot and reduce heat to low. Cook, DO NOT REMOVE LID, for 20 minutes.

5. Take off the heat and let rest while keeping covered for 10 more minutes.

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