Tuesday 9 April 2019

Quick & Easy Chicken Biryani Recipe

Only a few weeks after last my recipe post which was posh sausage and beans, shockingly I've already got another for you. I've gone months and months without any and now I have loads I want to share so if you're stuck for ideas and want some meal inspiration, keep an eye out for more soon. Anyway, this is another recipe from Chris Bavin's Good Food Sorted recipe book. As soon as I saw this, I knew it would be one we'd have to try and it ended up exceeding all expectations. It took in total about 30 minutes to make which is great for a week night where we're both tired and feeling lazy. Like with most recipes I find, I just adapted it to suit what we had in so I thought it would be nice to share in case you're after a new easy meal to make. I ended up missing quite a few of the little extras in the original recipe but the basic version I made was full of flavour and incredibly filling. 
Biryani in centre of plate, naan cut up to the left side, gold cutlery to the side of the plate
Ingredients: for 2 people
2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1/2 an onion, finely diced
2 tbsp curry powder
 1 tsp chilli powder
1 bag of rice (or however much you would usually use for 2 people)
400ml chicken stock
Salt & pepper
Naan bread

1. Cut your chicken breasts into chunks and fry in a pan until cooked through
2. When the chicken is cooked, add in the diced onion and fry until it softens
3. Next, add in the curry powder and chilli powder, and make sure it coats the chicken and onion mix
4. Pour in your rice (We use boil in the bag rice so I just used one of those for 2 of us) and stir well
5. Pour in your chicken stock along with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, stir and then leave to simmer for around 20 minutes
6. Keep an eye on it as it simmers to make sure it doesn't stick to the pan. Once the rice is cooked, plate up and serve with naan bread!
Closeup of the biryani on the plate with naan to the left side
  This is just my basic version of the biryani from Good Food Sorted but you if you wanted to you could add peas to the mix for the last few minutes and when served you could add a squeeze of lime and mango chutney on the side. You could even use vegetables rather than chicken, I think it's a meal you could change up however you want. I loved how ours turned out though, I can already tell it's going to be something we end up making all the time! 

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jennyinneverland said...

That looks delicious! I love a simple dish like this that's packed full of flavour!


Jadieegosh said...

wow this looks nice!

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Joy Corkery said...

That looks like something I could easily cook. Without the chicken though :-)

Debbie said...

This looks so delicious, I'm bookmarking this recipe x

Sophie said...

I love making a curry when I have lots of vegetables to use up. They're so easy to adapt to what you have in and so full of flavour x


Nic said...

This looks really good, and quite simple to make from looking at the recipe


Heather Nixon said...

Not for me as I'm vegan but I do want to try and make a vegan curry soon x


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