Chicken Biryani Recipe

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Chicken Biryani
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Bring a pan of water to a boil and add the rice, salt, cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon stick; boil for two minutes and then drain, leaving the whole spices in the rice.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions for about 8 minutes, until browned.
  4. Add the chicken, followed by the ground cloves, cardamom, chilies, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, ginger and lemon juice; stir-fry 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the chicken mixture to a casserole and lay the sliced tomatoes on top.
  6. Sprinkle on the cilantro, spoon on the plain yogurt and top with drained basmati rice.
  7. Drizzle the saffron and milk over the rice and pour on 2/3 cup water.
  8. Cover tightly and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
  9. Transfer to a warmed serving platter and remove the whole spices from the rice.
  10. Garnish with toasted almonds and freshly chopped cilantro and serve with plain yogurt.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 438.74 Kcal (1837 kJ)
Calories from fat 185.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.64g 32%
Cholesterol 16.96mg 6%
Sodium 472.23mg 20%
Potassium 521.83mg 11%
Total Carbs 55.72g 19%
Sugars 8.07g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4.78g 19%
Protein 11.49g 23%
Vitamin C 24.6mg 41%
Iron 36.6mg 203%
Calcium 116.6mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 115.9 Kcal (485 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.45g 32%
Cholesterol 4.48mg 6%
Sodium 124.75mg 20%
Potassium 137.85mg 11%
Total Carbs 14.72g 19%
Sugars 2.13g 32%
Dietary Fiber 1.26g 19%
Protein 3.03g 23%
Vitamin C 6.5mg 41%
Iron 9.7mg 203%
Calcium 30.8mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.7
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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