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Easy chicken biryani

A quick, easy and healthy version of this traditional East Indian dish
Recipe and photo provided by CanolaInfo.org
Easy chicken biryani in a colourful dish
8 servings / 40 min

Prep 15 min / Cook 25 min 

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) canola oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) ground coriander
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cardamom
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 2/3 cup (400 mL) basmati rice, well rinsed
  • 1 lb (500 g) chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cups (750 mL) low sodium chicken broth
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
     
Directions
  1. In saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat and sauté onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon for 2 minutes to bring out flavours.
  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 info per serving (3/4 cup/175 ml) 
  • Calories 280
  • Protein 22 g
  • Total fat 8 g
    Saturated fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Carbohydrates 31 g
    Fibre 3 g
    Total sugars 3 g
    Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 75 mg
  • Potassium 186 mg