Simplified Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani with Yellow Basmati Rice

This chicken biryani recipe is a simplified version of Hyderabadi biryani, still complete with a mix of marinated meat and spiced rice.
4 servings
2 Hrs
Active Time
1 Hr

Chicken biryani is everything we love about Indian cuisine—fluffy spiced rice, extra flavorful curried chicken, and lots and lots of aroma. It takes a bit of effort (and a lot of ingredients) to get the dish down. But the result is more than worth it, with flavor bomb after flavor bomb gracing your taste buds at every spoonful.

There are several variations of chicken biryani in the Indian subcontinent. This recipe follows the method of Hyderabadi biryani, which layers meat and par-boiled rice in a sealed pot cooked over low heat.

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