Arabian Chicken Biryani Recipes

Arabian Chicken Biryani is a classic dish originating in the Middle East that has been a favorite among many cultures around the world. It is a flavorful and aromatic dish that is made with chicken, spices, rice, and ghee as the main ingredients. It is a dish that can be cooked in different ways and can be enjoyed in several ways.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serving Size: 10


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  •  2 tablespoons lemon juice
  •  2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  •  1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Begin by rinsing the basmati rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Drain the rice and set aside.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

3. Add the garam masala, ginger, and turmeric to the pot and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

4. Pour the chicken broth into the pot and bring it to a simmer. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.

5. Add the chicken and peas to the pot and simmer for 15 minutes.

6. Add the rinsed basmati rice to the pot and stir to combine. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

7. Add the yogurt, almonds, salt, and pepper to the pot and stir to combine. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8. Serve the Arabian Chicken Biryani hot and enjoy!

Chef’s Note: You can add other vegetables such as carrots or bell peppers to the biryani if desired.

More Recipe: Grilled Chicken Biryani

Nutrition Facts:

Per serving (1/10 of the recipe):

Calories: 339

Fat: 13g

Saturated fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 200mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 2g

Protein: 25g

Tips & Tricks:

  • If you don’t have all the spices listed, you can use a pre-mixed curry powder instead.
  • For a vegan version, substitute the chicken with cubed tofu and vegetable stock for the chicken stock.
  • To make this dish gluten-free, look for gluten-free chicken stock and rice.
  • Soak the basmati rice in cold water for at least 15 minutes before cooking to ensure it cooks evenly.
  • Use full-fat yogurt for the best flavor.
  • Add fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro to the biryani for a fresh flavor.
  • Serve the biryani with a dollop of plain yogurt and a sprinkle of slivered almonds for an extra special touch.
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