Becca And Tory’s Dinners

Chicken Biryani

6 servings


2 hours 45 minutes

total time


1 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon ground turmeric

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-in. cubes

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger

5 garlic cloves, minced

4 cardamom pods, crushed

1 1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice

2 cups unsalted chicken stock

1 cup coarsely chopped carrot

1/2 cup raisins

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cinnamon stick

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1/4 cup unsalted dry-roasted cashews, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons crispy fried onions

1 thinly sliced serrano chile

Lime wedges


Step 1 Stir together yogurt, turmeric, cumin, and red pepper in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces; toss to coat. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours.

Step 2 Combine oil, ginger, garlic, and cardamom in a large, high-sided skillet, and cook over medium-high, stirring often, until ginger begins to sizzle and toast, about 1 minute. Add rice; cook, stirring constantly, until rice is toasted, about 1 minute. Add stock, carrot, raisins, salt, and cinnamon.

Step 3 Remove chicken from marinade; discard remaining marinade. Place chicken in an even layer on rice mixture. Cover and increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until chicken is done and rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in cream.

Step 4 Serve in shallow bowls. Sprinkle servings evenly with cashews, cilantro, crispy fried onions, and serrano slices. Serve with lime wedges.

6 servings


2 hours 45 minutes

total time
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