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Arab Main course

Saudi Chicken Biryani

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90 Min
Easy
This Middle East inspired biryani can be part of your main course or the meal itself. The Saudi Chicken Biryani recipe is made with fragrant spices, rice and juicy chicken making it an all-in-one family meal and is perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner with the family.

Ingredients

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6 Servings
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1200 g
Whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
8 cups
Water
2 pieces
Dried lime
2 cubes
MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
2.5 cups
basmati rice, washed and drained
2 tbsp
Ghee
3 Mediums
Onions, finely chopped
1 cup
Yoghurt
0.75 tsp
Ground Black Pepper
0.75 tsp
ground cumin
0.75 tsp
Coriander powder
0.75 tsp
Turmeric Powder
0.75 tsp
Ground cardamom
0.75 tsp
Ground cinnamon
3 Cloves
Garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp
Saffron filaments
0.25 cup
Hot Water

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90 Minutes
Step 1
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Place chicken pieces and water in a large pot, bring to boil and remove froth as it appears. Add the dried limes and MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30-40 mins or until chicken is tender.
Step 2
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Remove chicken pieces from the stock, add rice to the chicken stock (around 6 cups) and boil the rice for 10 mins or until almost cooked. Drain the rice and set aside.
Step 3
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Heat the ghee in a large pot, add and cook the onions, stirring for 5-7 mins or until golden brown. Add the cooked chicken pieces to the onions and stir to combine.
Step 4
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Combine the yogurt with the spices and the garlic and pour over the chicken. Add half the quantity of the cooked rice to cover the chicken in the pot.
Step 5
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Sprinkle half the quantity of saffron water over the rice, cover with the rest of the rice and then sprinkle with the rest of saffron water.
Step 6
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Cover and cook over low heat for 25–30 mins or until the rice is cooked.
Step 7
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Serve the Saudi Chicken Biryani on a large serving dish and garnish with fried nuts.
Saudi Chicken Biryani

Step 1 of 7

Place chicken pieces and water in a large pot, bring to boil and remove froth as it appears. Add the dried limes and MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30-40 mins or until chicken is tender.

Saudi Chicken Biryani

Step 2 of 7

Remove chicken pieces from the stock, add rice to the chicken stock (around 6 cups) and boil the rice for 10 mins or until almost cooked. Drain the rice and set aside.

Saudi Chicken Biryani

Step 3 of 7

Heat the ghee in a large pot, add and cook the onions, stirring for 5-7 mins or until golden brown. Add the cooked chicken pieces to the onions and stir to combine.

Saudi Chicken Biryani

Step 4 of 7

Combine the yogurt with the spices and the garlic and pour over the chicken. Add half the quantity of the cooked rice to cover the chicken in the pot.

Saudi Chicken Biryani

Step 5 of 7

Sprinkle half the quantity of saffron water over the rice, cover with the rest of the rice and then sprinkle with the rest of saffron water.

Saudi Chicken Biryani

Step 6 of 7

Cover and cook over low heat for 25–30 mins or until the rice is cooked.

Saudi Chicken Biryani

Step 7 of 7

Serve the Saudi Chicken Biryani on a large serving dish and garnish with fried nuts.

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