Best chicken biryani recipe

Best chicken biryani recipe

Best chicken biryani recipe

Biryani is very famous for tender and comfort food that is especially loved by everyone just because it has wonderful flavor and mouth watering taste. If you have never tasted this Best chicken biryani recipes then you are in all luck today.

Cook this delicious yet mouth watering Best chicken biryani recipe at home and you will realize that something like this incredible dish you always have been missing.

World’s most popular recipes has a great history and this best chicken biryani recipe is no different. The chicken biryani first spreads the aroma in Mughlai emperor. India has seen many invaders and all gifted different recipes to India that is why there are loads of recipes in Indian cuisine.


There is no doubt that invaders from Arabs, Persians, Afghans, Turks and others have a lot of multi cuisine from their origin. When they start invading India in 15th century they also have brought various recipes like biryani, kebabs, pilaf and loads of more.

During the mughal invasion there were lot more rice recipes that they like to eat but later only biryani what Indian and world like to prefer among all.


The term, “Biryani” comes from the Persian word, “birian” that means to fry before you cook. There are many stories behind this chicken biryani recipe. Some says that this chicken biryani recipe first cooked Persia modern days Iran where this recipe first cooked.

While there is some belief that Mumtaj Mahal, (queen of Shah Jahan who created Taj Mahal) once requested his king’s special chef to cook something that is tasty and balancing with nutrition then this best chicken biryani recipe was first cooked.

There are lot more stories to hold the rights and fame to receive the hold of this dish. This Asian dish cooked in almost every country of Asian continent but the grand taste is so amazing that it enjoys everyone who is on dinner table.

Best chicken biryani recipe
by Swati M.

Best chicken biryani recipe

  • Course Chicken, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
  • Cuisine Indian, South Indian

You don't need an introduction for best chicken biryani recipe, which is well famous Asian dish that has crossed miles and impressed western countrymen to enjoy as their one of the favorite dishes ever. It is indeed a fantastic method to cook best chicken biryani recipe.

Before we find out how a best chicken biryani recipe can be made it is very necessary to know that there are various method for a single chicken biryani. Today, I am giving you something that you have never tasted before and this is really going to be added in your favorite dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 271 kcal


  • 500 gram or 1 lb of chicken
  • 750 gram 1 3/4 lb of basmati rice
  • 6 medium sized chopped onions
  • 200 gram or 1/2 lb of clarified butter or ghee
  • 100 gram or 1/4 lb of yoghurt
  • 100 ml or 1/3 lb of ajinomoto
  • 4 pieces of cloves
  • 4 pieces of green cardamom
  • 1 inch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of whole cumin seeds
  • 5 pieces of green chillies
  • 1 bowl finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 bowl finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp of garam masala powder or allspice powder
  • 2 tbsp of ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp of garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp chopped fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tbsp of red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp of coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp of cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
  • A pinch of saffron soaked in 2 tablespoon of water
  • 2 pinch of eatable color powder or paprika powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Use a mixing bowl and add washed chicken pieces with ajinomoto, lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste. Mix it gently so the chicken pieces get nicely coat of the marinade. Now shift it to a refrigerator and let it marinate for 45 minutes or overnight for better result.

  2. Take a large bowl and heat it on medium flame. Fill it with 4 cups of water and add rice to it. Once the water starts come to boil turn the flame to low and cook the rice for next 5 minutes and take it off the flame. Drain the water and let it sit until it cools down on a large plate spreading the rice evenly.

  3. Take the chicken 30 minutes out of the refrigerator prior to cook. Heat oil in a pan and on medium high flame add chicken pieces and fry until it turns light golden brown in color. Fry in batches so chicken get nicely cooked inside out. Transfer the fried chicken to a towel paper to absorb the excess oil.

  4. Discard the oil from pan and remain only 2 tablespoon of oil in the same pan. Add the chicken pieces followed by mint leaves, coriander leaves and fenugreek leaves and mix it for 10 seconds. Now add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder or allspice powder. Now, mix everything well and fry for 2 to 3 minutes on medium flame.

  5. Use a pressure cooker and heat 3 tablespoon of oil on medium flame. Add the chopped onions and fry it for next 5 to 6 minutes until it turns golden brown in color or translucent. Shift this to a towel paper so it absorbs the excess oil.

  6. Take a large pan and add fried onions with fried chicken with spices. Mix it gently then add yoghurt, 1/2 tablespoon of oil, a little warm water and saffron soaked in warm milk. Mix it gently, cover and cook for next 5 minutes.

  7. Take a pan and heat on medium flame. Once the water starts to boil add the cloves, green cardamom, cinnamon and cumin seeds. You can use these spices after crushing them. Now shift the rice to the pan and cook it for 2 minutes.

  8. Now take upper layer of the rice and spread it on the chicken then take second layer of the rice and spread it on the chicken bowl again. Do this until you finished with layering all the rice over chicken. Above the rice add the saffron soaked in milk, eatable color and clarified butter. Now cover and close using the lid and simmer it for next 10 minutes.

    Chicken biryani is ready to serve with the hot chutney or raita of your choice.

When the British comes to rule India they have deposed king’s to several places and that is how the variant exists like Kolkata biryani and Hyderabadi biryani. South India is more famous for its true spices and delicate taste and that is why best chicken biryani recipe is cooked here.

Yet Hyderabadi biryani is considered so far to be the best chicken biryani recipe and mutton biryani compared to any biryani that is served anywhere on the earth.

If you happen to be there in Hyderabad you might stumble to a biryani shop just every few minutes while roaming the city. That shows how crazy the locals are about the best chicken biryani recipe.


In Hyderabad the most famous chicken biryani is famous for its layered cook process in which chicken, rice, spices, color, etc, are layered one after another and then it is simmer sealed pack. This way of cooking make everything mix up together to increase a delicious flavor to the dish.

There are also some variation like Dum biryani, simple chicken biryani and a few others that you might come across. I personally love best chicken biryani recipe because of the texture looks so calm and when you eat you feel more satisfied.

Best chicken biryani recipe also can be cooked at your home and that is why I am trying to put this recipe today to make this amazing dish to reach out to everyone mouth.

You’d really love to sink your teeth after having a wonderful aroma and with the very first bite you will realize what you have missing so far. The best chicken biryani recipe is really tastes wonderfully that can win millions heart.

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