Easy chicken biryani

This simple chicken biryani suits the whole family as it is not at all hot and is super tasty. This recipe may look like a lot of ingredients, but it really is very quick and easy to assemble.
Easy chicken biryani




1.In a bowl, marinate the chicken in the yoghurt, cardamom, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.
2.In another bowl, place the rice, garlic, cloves, fresh ginger, turmeric and salt.
3.In a big pot, melt the butter and spread a third of the rice mixture in it. Now, layer the chicken mixture plus the currants, zest and silverbeet. Cover with the remaining rice.
4.Pour over the stock and cover tightly with a lid (seal with foil if your lid is not tight-fitting).
5.Cook for 30-45 minutes without uncovering. Check if the rice is cooked and, for the last 5 minutes, take off the lid.
6.Fluff with a fork and garnish with the fresh coriander, slivered almonds and a drizzle of yoghurt.
  • Don’t be tempted to cook this for longer than 45 minutes (as I did, worrying that the chicken may need longer) as your rice will be overcooked.

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