Chicken Biryani Recipe

It’s that time of year again, where we all gather with close friends and family to celebrate the holidays.  While this season is supposed to be geared towards spirituality and family time, some find it the most challenging time of the year.  Our advice is to do your best and enjoy yourself as much as you can.  We will post many useful recipes for the next upcoming weeks to help all of the ladies out there that are trying to impress their special guests.

One of Capu’s favorite recipes of all times is the chicken biryani middle eastern style dish.  With its unique selection of species, your guests will be left in total awe.  Have all the below species ready, if you can’t find some of those species in the nearby supermarket, you can order them online.  

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Basmati Rice
  • 2-3 Chicken Breast Chopped
  • 1.5 of Onions Thinly Sliced
  • Half a Cup of Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup of Plain Yogurt or One Cup of Kefir
  • 2-3 Spoons of Coriander Spice,
  • 1 Spoon of Fresh Mint Chopped
  • 4-5 Cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon of Saffron
  • 1 Teaspoon of Organic Fresh Ginger Minced
  • 2 Teaspoon of Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Teaspoon of Biryani Spices
  • 1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Stick of Cinnamon
  • 2 Cardamon Pods
  • 3.5 Cups of Water
  • Quarter Cup of Olive Oil

Preparation:

Mix the garlic, Yogurt, Mint in a blender.  Wash the chicken well with salt and water.  Mix the blend with the chicken then add the salt,  coriander, ginger, chili powder, turmeric, biryani spices, black pepper well together and allow the chicken to marinate for a couple of hours.

In a pot add some olive oil and add the onions, cook until they are brown and crisp.  Use the same oil you cooked the onions with to cook the chicken for flavor.  Keep moving the chicken until fully cooked with all the spices that were mixed with it.

In a pot bring the (3.5) cups of water with the half of chicken brother to boil, then add the basmati rice then cook on medium heat.  Add some salt, saffron, turmeric spice, the stick of cinnamon, and the cardamom to the rice.  When the rice is halfway cooked, add the chicken and let everything cook together on medium heat for few more minutes until the rice is completely cooked.

Hope you enjoy this recipe, it’s one of our favorites.  If you want to make this dish more healthy you can always use brown basmati rice and use coconut oil instead of the olive oil.  Happy Holidays from Capuhealthy.

By Neirmen Alzubi

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