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Instapot Chicken Biryani with garnish on the side

Instapot Chicken Biryani

Instapot Chicken Biryani recipe takes considerably less time thanks to modern technology! Instead of having to wait several hours or even overnight for your Chicken Biryani to come together, you could have it ready to go in under one hour.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword basmati rice, Chicken Biryani, Instapot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 medium onion ground
  • 1 cups cilantro chopped
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 cloves whole
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1.5 inch ginger julienned
  • 1-2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 Jalapeno chopped
  • 1.5 t salt
  • 1 t cayenne
  • 1 t cumin seeds
  • 1 t coriander ground
  • ½ t black pepper
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 lb boned chicken thigh skinned and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1.5 cup rice
  • 1.5 cup water

Garnish:

  • Cilantro
  • Mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Set instapot to sauté mode. Add oil and sliced onions. Brown the onions and set aside.
  2. Without washing pot add ginger and ground onions. Sauté until ground onions become brown. About 5 minutes
  3. Add cardamom, star anise, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, salt, cayenne, turmeric, coriander, black pepper, mix well
  4. And chicken, yogurt, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapeno mix well
  5. Set chicken mixture aside
  6. Add rice and water and top with chicken mixture. Set instapot to “chicken/meat” seal and cook
  7. Serve in a casserole dish. Garnish with sliced brown onions from step 1, cilantro, and mint leaves
  8. Enjoy!