Fast chicken biryani


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes4 servings
*PLUS Cooking time: 12 minutes


  • 3 tsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp bottled minced garlic

  • 1 tbsp bottled biryani paste

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 3/4 cup water


  • Stir 1 teaspoon (5 mL) oil with garlic and biryani paste. Rub mixture into chicken. In a large frying pan, heat 2 teaspoons (10 mL) oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Add water. Cover and cook until chicken feels springy when pressed, from 4 to 5 more minutes. Remove chicken to a plate. If sauce is too thin, increase heat to high and boil, uncovered and stirring constantly, until thickened, from 1 to 2 minutes. Pour sauce over chicken. Serve with a dollop of yogurt, if you like, and rice.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 204, Protein 30.7g, Carbohydrates 1.4g, Fat 7.6g, Fibre 0.3g.

A biryani is a long-cooking Indian rice dish. Here's our fast take.