A Taste Adventure: Chicken Biryani Recipe

Easy One-Pan Chicken Biryani A Flavorful Fusion of Fragrant Spices and Juicy Chicken

One Pan Chicken Biryani’ recipe

Are you ready for a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and delight your senses? Well, get ready to embark on a flavor-filled journey with this exquisite Chicken Biryani recipe!

Lately, I’ve been exploring international cuisine like a fearless fashionista on the runway. From the scintillating spiciness of homemade za’atar to the fresh and vibrant Vietnamese spring rolls, I’ve discovered a whole new world of taste sensations. And now, this chicken biryani is the latest addition to my menu, adding a burst of bold flavors to my culinary repertoire.

The Wonder of Chicken Biryani

Picture this: succulent boneless chicken, bathed in a heavenly marinade of fragrant spices and creamy yogurt. The chicken becomes a canvas for an explosion of flavors, as the marinade seeps into every juicy morsel. And that’s not all! We then layer the chicken with caramelized onions and par-boiled long-grain rice, creating a symphony of textures and tastes. It’s like a fabulous fashion statement on a plate!

Traditionally, chicken biryani comes from the enchanting land of India, with Hyderabad being the epicenter of this culinary treasure. Our recipe stays true to the essence of this classic dish but adds a modern twist. Instead of par-boiling the rice, we let it soak, making it easier and quicker to prepare. And for those who crave convenience, we use boneless chicken pieces, saving you precious cooking time.

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But wait, there’s more! This recipe is perfect for all the fabulous fashionistas who need to save time in the kitchen. With our High-Protein (Family-Friendly) Bulk Meal Prep Guide, you can breeze through your weekly meal planning and have more time to strut your stuff. Who says you can’t be stylish and fueled at the same time?

Now, let’s talk about the incredible layers of flavor that make this biryani a standout dish. With a medley of ground and whole spices, your taste buds will sashay with joy. The marinated chicken becomes the star of the show, as the spices infuse and release their aromatic magic during the cooking process. It’s like a fashion designer sprinkling their creations with glitter and whimsy!

Marinating for Success

The secret to truly delectable chicken biryani lies in the marinating process. We let the chicken soak in a luscious blend of plain Greek yogurt and a melody of spices. This divine marinade not only tenderizes the chicken but also creates a rich caramelization as it cooks, sealing in all the succulent juices. It’s like dressing up in a couture gown, making a grand entrance at a glamorous soiree!

Playful Garnishes

Chicken biryani is pure perfection on its own, but why not add a touch of pizzazz with some tantalizing toppings? Picture this: vibrant mint or cilantro leaves delicately scattered over the dish, adding a dash of freshness. And let’s not forget about the toasted chopped nuts, adding a delightful crunch to every bite. It’s like accessorizing your outfit with statement jewelry that brings out your unique style!

If you’re in the mood for an extra kick, Raita comes to the rescue. This traditional Indian condiment, made with yogurt, chopped veggies, herbs, and spices, perfectly complements the flavors of the biryani. It’s like wearing a fabulous handbag that completes your ensemble, adding that extra touch of elegance and sophistication.


Experience the Magic: One Pan Chicken Biryani

Now, my stylish foodie friends, it’s time to unleash your culinary prowess with our one-pan chicken biryani recipe. Trust me, it’s easier than strutting down a catwalk!

Recipe Details:

Prep Time Cook Time Marinating and Soaking Time Total Time Calories
15 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes 1 hour 15 minutes 515kcal

Find the full recipe with detailed instructions on BayStore.

Equipment You’ll Need:

  • Large skillet


For the Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 inch fresh ginger (very finely minced)
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic (very finely minced)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)

For the Rice:

  • 1 and ½ cups basmati rice
  • 2 TBSP olive oil (or ghee)
  • 1 large red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or water)
  • Salt (to taste)


  • Fresh cilantro leaves (chopped, optional)
  • Sliced almonds or cashews (toasted, optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken pieces with the yogurt and marinade spices. Let them mingle and marinate for at least 30 minutes (or even longer for deeper flavor).
  2. While the chicken is marinating, soak the rice for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil or ghee.
  4. Saute the sliced onions until they turn into golden perfection.
  5. Add the marinated chicken to the skillet and cook until it’s no longer pink and gets a glorious golden-brown hue, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  6. Time to intensify the flavors! Add the green chilies, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, and bay leaf to the skillet. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, indulging your senses in the sensational aroma.
  7. Add the drained rice and stir well, combining it with the chicken, fried onions, and spices. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the rice to soak in the flavors and toast lightly.
  8. Pour in the 2 cups of water or chicken broth and sprinkle salt to taste. Bring this magical concoction to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and cooked to perfection.
  9. With a flick of your culinary wand (or a fork), fluff the rice and let the flavors dance together in harmony. Add your preferred garnishes, and get ready to take a bow!

Instant Pot Directions:

Want to channel your inner kitchen sorceress and create chicken biryani in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker instead? Here’s the enchanting spell to cast:

  1. Follow steps 1 through 5 from the original recipe.
  2. Place the chicken mixture in the Instant Pot and add the rice, chicken broth, and salt.
  3. Cook on “manual” for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  4. Allow a 10-minute natural pressure release before opening the lid and revealing your magical creation.
  5. Fluff the rice with a fork, add any desired garnishes, and get ready to experience the taste sensation!

The total prep and cook time for the Instant Pot version is the same as the stovetop method, clocking in at around 1 hour and 15 minutes. It’s the perfect option for the modern fashionista who appreciates the seamless blend of style and efficiency.

So, my adventurous fashion-forward foodies, are you ready to create a masterpiece in your kitchen? Grab your aprons, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on a taste adventure together!

Now, I’d love to hear from you fabulous food enthusiasts! Share your thoughts and tell me how your family enjoys exploring diverse flavors and cuisines. Leave a comment below and let’s inspire each other to create more mouthwatering culinary masterpieces!