Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Are you tired of your biryani taking too long to be ready? Well, you have come to the right place.

This toothsome Instant Pot Chicken Biryani recipe doesn't only cut down the prep time in fact it intensifies the flavor.

One-pot meal in only 25 minutes!

What is biryani anyway?

The most well-known rice dish from India, biryani can be found in a variety of diversifications all over the globe.

Yet, one thing remains constant and that is the time taken and complexity!

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani Recipe Video

What are the different types of biryani?

As biryani got well known in South Asia, a few local varieties of this dish also came into being.

  • Hyderabadi Dum Biryani,
  • The Malabar Pukka Biryani from waterfront India
  • The Calcutta Biryani with potatoes from eastern India
  • Spicy Chettinad Biryani from the southern states
  • The delightful, tart Sindhi Biryani from Sindh, Pakistan.

A lot more varieties and recipes are there yet one thing that is common to all is that they are generally amazingly scrumptious!

How to serve?

It's one-pot meal so it's great as is. If you really want, you can add  yogurt raita on side to complement the spices of this Instant Pot chicken biryani.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

What can I use other than chicken?

Well, if you want to try something different this time then try:

Instant Pot Special Fish Biryani 

Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani 

Instant Pot Jambalaya

Can I make a vegetarian biryani?

You can surely try it without the chicken or beef using the same instructions and cooking times. You can also check out these recipes:

Instant Pot Vegetable Biryani

Instant Pot Biryani 

Instant Pot Fried Rice

How to make Instant Pot chicken biryani?

First things first, gather all the ingredients.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Take an onion, and chop it.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Take chicken breasts, and chop them.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Take your Instant Pot, add butter, and set it to saute for 5 minutes.

Add chopped onions to it.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add chopped chicken breasts.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Stir well until the color becomes whitish.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add rice into the Instant pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add spices i.e. Tumeric, Curry powder.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add cardamom pods, cinnamon, Bay leaves, Raisins.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add chicken stock.

Cover the lid and set the Instant pot to High pressure for 25 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Do a QUICK Release.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Voila! Your toothsome Instant Pot Chicken Biryani is ready to be served 🙂

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Instant Pot Chicken Biryani
Instant Pot Chicken Biryani
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken, rice
Prep Time: 29 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 chicken breasts chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • coriander for serving
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds for serving
  • Press saute and add butter.
  • Add onion and stir.
  • Add chicken and saute until white.
  • Add rice, turmeric, curry powder, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, raisins, and bay leaves.
  • Add chicken stock and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂
Serving: 2g Calories: 853kcal Carbohydrates: 61g Protein: 110g Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 303mg Sodium: 1161mg Potassium: 2662mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 10g Vitamin A: 194IU Vitamin C: 14mg Calcium: 115mg Iron: 5mg


Easy Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

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