Instant Pot Indian Chicken biryani is a one-pot biryani in your pressure cooker that tastes so authentic, you won't believe you made this in one step in your pressure cooker!
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Chicken Biryani

Don't be intimidated by this list of ingredients. Just chop and prep all the veggies first, and it will move fast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre

Equipment

Ingredients

Spices for tempering OR USE 2 TEASPOONS GARAM MASALA

Veggies

Chicken and Rice

Instructions

  • Heat ghee in your Instant Pot and when it's hot, put in all the tempering spices. Once they start to sizzle, put in the thinly sliced onion and cook until it's well-browned and crisp at the edges.
  • If you plan to use garam masala instead of the spices, heat ghee in your Instant Pot and when it's hot, put in the thinly sliced onion and cook until it's well-browned and crisp at the edges.
  • Add in the ginger, garlic, jalapenos and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Put in the bite size chicken pieces and sear gently on both sides. You need the chicken and the rice to cook together in the same time so don't leave these pieces too big and don't skip this searing step, which precooks the chicken a little bit.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well. Remember you need enough salt to flavor the rice you'll shortly be adding as well.
  • If you're using ready-made garam masala instead of whole spices, add it now and mix well.
  • Spread out the chicken and veggie mixture to cover the bottom of your Instant Pot.
  • Sprinkle the chopped cilantro and mint on top it.
  • Spread the rinsed, drained rice across everything. Do not stir.
  • Pour in the water, and gently push the rice down so it is mostly covered by the water.
  • Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, and let the pressure release naturally.
  • Open and inhale deeply! Enjoy the true-to-tradition aroma of this dish and then either mix it gently from the bottom, or serve by scooping up a layer from top to bottom so you've served chicken, herbs, and rice in every serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.2mg