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Chicken Biryani

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Category: Poultry, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------RICE------------------------------------
  • 1 md Onion; finely chopped
  • 1 tb Butter Or Margarine
  • 1 1/2 c Basmati Rice
  • 1 1/2 c Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 3/4 c Chicken Broth
  • 1/8 ts Powdered Saffron
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Golden Raisins
  • 2 tb Lime Juice
  • 1 tb Fresh Cilantro; minced
  • 1/3 c Dry Roasted Peanuts;
  • -Divided, coarsely chopped


1 tb Vegetable Oil
1 sm Onion; finely chopped
2 tb Fresh Ginger Root; finely
1/4 ts Cayenne Pepper
2 ts Ground Cumin
1 ts Ground Coriander
1 ts Paprika
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper; to
1 1/2 lb Chicken Breasts; Skinless &
-Boneless, cut into 1/2"
1/2 c Plain Lowfat Yogurt
2 tb Lime Juice
Vegetable Cooking Spray
3/4 c Chicken Broth
Prepared Chutney
Lime Wedges

1. To prepare the rice: In a medium saucepan, cook the onion in the butter
until softened, about 5 minutes. Add a tablespoon of water to prevent
sticking. Add the rice and stir a couple of minutes.

2. Stir in the coconut milk, broth, saffron, salt and raisins. Bring to a
boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 15 minutes. Stir in the
lime juice, cilantro and about half of the nuts, reserving the remaining
for the chicken.

3. To prepare the chicken: Heat the oil in a large skillet set over medium
heat. Add the onion and ginger; saute 5 minutes. Stir in the cayenne,
cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, salt and a couple grindings of black
pepper. Cook 1 minute. Add the chicken strips and saute for 2 minutes; the
chicken will not be cooked through at this point. Remove from the heat and
stir in the yogurt, lime juice and reserved chopped nuts. Set aside.

4. Spray a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish with vegetable cooking spray. Spoon
half of the rice into the bottom of the dish. Top with all of the chicken,
and the remaining rice. Drizzle with 3/4 cup broth.

5. Cover and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 30 minutes. Serve with
bowls of chutney and lime wedges.

NOTES : a favorite at our house!

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