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Chicken, broccoli and pea biryani

9
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
This delicious Indian rice dish is full of flavour with fresh herbs and spices.

Ingredients

Olive oil

1 tbs

Skinless chicken breast

375 g, fat trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces

Onion

1 medium, thinly sliced

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Ground cumin

2 tsp

Ground coriander

2 tsp

Ground cinnamon

5 g, (1 stick)

Garam masala

1 tsp

Basmati rice

1 cup(s), (200g)

Chicken stock

2½ cup(s), (625ml)

Broccoli

300 g, cut into small florets

Frozen green peas

½ cup(s), (60g)

Flaked almonds

2 tbs, (or slivered)

Fresh coriander

cup(s)

Fresh mint

cup(s), plus 8 fresh curry leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken and onion, stirring, for 7–8 minutes or until chicken is browned and onion is softened.
  2. Add garlic, cumin, ground coriander, cinnamon, garam masala and curry leaves and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add rice and stir to coat. Add stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 10–12 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Add broccoli and peas in the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  3. Set aside, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and curry leaves.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a small non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add almonds and cook, shaking pan often, for 2–3 minutes or until golden. Serve biryani topped with toasted almonds, fresh coriander and mint.