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Skinny Chicken Biryani

Skinny Chicken Biryani

This chicken biryani recipe is easy and delicious.
Prep Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Indian cuisine
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal


Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup Plain fat-free yogurt
  • ½ tsp Ground coriander
  • ½ tsp Ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp Ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 tbsp Chopped fresh mint leaves


  • ½ cup Reduced-sodium chicken broth warmed
  • 1 Pinch saffron threads, if desired
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup Diced onion
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 4 cup Cooked basmati rice (or other white rice)


  • In medium bowl, stir together yogurt sauce ingredients, reserving half of the mint for garnish; cover and refrigerate.
  • Place chicken broth in small bowl, and add saffron threads. Set aside.
  • Heat 10- to 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add butter; heat until foaming. Add chicken; brown on all sides, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate, using slotted spoon.
  • Add onion and salt to same skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until translucent. Add garam masala; cook 1 minute longer or until fragrant.
  • Add broth mixture, stirring first if using saffron threads. Add chicken; stir to coat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 3 to 5 minutes longer to allow flavors to combine.
  • Divide rice among 4 shallow bowls; top with chicken mixture, yogurt sauce and remaining mint.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories360
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    • Trans Fat 0.0g
  • Cholesterol 60mg 20%
  • Sodium 340mg 15%
  • Potassium 440mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g 17%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 26g 52%

  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 10%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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