Easy Chicken Biryani

Easy Chicken Biryani

A quick, easy and healthy version of this traditional East Indian dish! Canola oil's neutral taste allows the spices to shine. Recipe courtesy of www.canolainfo.org.

Servings
8 people
  • Ingredients
    • 2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
    • 1 cup onion finely chopped (250 mL)
    • 2 large garlic cloves minced (2)
    • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger finely grated (30 mL)
    • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin (7 mL)
    • 1/2 tbsp ground coriander (7 mL)
    • 3/4 tsp ground tumeric (4 mL)
    • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom (2 mL)
    • 3 cloves (3)
    • 1 cinnamon stick (1)
    • 1 2/3 cups basmati rice (400 mL)
    • 1 lb chicken breast diced (500 g)
    • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (75 mL)
    • 2 fresh tomatoes diced (2)
    • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth (750 mL)
    • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Directions
    1. In a saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat and sauté onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon for 2 minutes to bring out the flavors.
    2. Stirring constantly, add rice, chicken, yogurt, tomato and broth; cover and simmer over medium heat 15 minutes or until rice is tender chicken is cooked through and liquid is absorbed. Remove from stove and let stand 5 minutes.
    3. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
3/4 cup (175 mL)
Servings
8
Calories
280
Total Fat
8 g
Saturated Fat
1.5 g
Cholesterol
50 mg
Sodium
75 mg
Carbohydrates
31 g
Fiber
3 g
Sugars
3 g
Protein
22 g
Potassium
186 mg

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