Instant Pot® Chicken Biryani

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  • Published Apr 18th
  • Ready In1h 40m
  • Calories499
Traditional chicken biryani made in an Instant Pot® cuts down on time but not flavor. The rice comes out fluffy and the chicken comes out tender. You can't ask for more. Serve with yogurt raita to complement the spices.

Instant Pot® Chicken Biryani Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Instant Pot® Chicken Biryani:

  • 1 ½ cups basmati rice
  • water
  • 7 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 7 ounces skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garam masala, divided
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 pods cardamom, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seed
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 large red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon red chile powder

Instant Pot® Chicken Biryani Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook35m
  • Ready In1h 40m

To cook Instant Pot® Chicken Biryani, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Instant Pot® Chicken Biryani is about 35 minutes , and you can serve your Instant Pot® Chicken Biryani within 1 hour 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Instant Pot® Chicken Biryani easily:

  1. 1 Thoroughly rinse basmati rice in a strainer until water runs clear. Transfer rice to a bowl, add fresh water to cover, and set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. 2 Place chicken breast and chicken thigh pieces in a large bowl. Add Greek yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, salt, and pepper. Mix well to coat chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. 3 Drain rice and remove marinated chicken from the refrigerator. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®), select Saute function, and add ghee. When ghee starts to bubble, add cloves, cardamom pods, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, coriander seed, mustard seed, and cumin seeds and saute until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sliced onion and cook, stirring often, until tender and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4 Add chicken and extra marinade to the cooker. Saute until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Turn off Saute function. Add rice, chicken stock, cilantro, mint, remaining 1 teaspoon garam masala, turmeric, paprika, and chili powder; stir until well mixed.
  5. 5 Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  6. 6 Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Fluff with a fork and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 499 calories; 62.8 g of carbohydrate; 84 mg of cholesterol; 16.6 g of fat; 2.7 g of fiber; 25.4 g of protein; 8 g of saturatedFat; 543 mg of sodium; 3 g of sugar;

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