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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 447.1
  • Total Fat: 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.1 mg
  • Sodium: 796.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 28.4 g

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Lighter Chicken Biriyani

Submitted by: WOODLANDSPRYTE
Lighter Chicken Biriyani

Introduction

I was looking for flavorful lighter recipes and came across this recipe. I tweaked it a little to our liking. My husband and I really enjoyed it.

I used light yogurt, but you'll get a creamier result with regular yogurt, without really adding much fat to the overall dish.
I was looking for flavorful lighter recipes and came across this recipe. I tweaked it a little to our liking. My husband and I really enjoyed it.

I used light yogurt, but you'll get a creamier result with regular yogurt, without really adding much fat to the overall dish.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 1/2 C jasmine rice, uncooked
    2 1/4 C water
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp saffron, crushed
    1 1/2 pounds boneless,skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
    1 tsp salt
    1 TBLS olive oil
    1 1/2 C onion, diced
    4 tsp hot curry powder
    1 tsp cardamom
    1 1/2 tsp ginger root, grated
    3 garlic cloves, grated
    3 serrano chiles, seeded and minced
    2 C plain yogurt, (do not use non-fat)
    1 C golden seedless raisins
    1 C dry-roasted cashews, chopped
    1/2 C fresh cilantro

Directions

In a rice cooker, combine jasmine rice, water, 1 tsp salt, saffron and cinnamon stick. Cook according to rice cooker directions.

Season chicken with 1/2 tsp salt and saute in olive oil. When lightly browned, remove from pan and keep warm.

Add onion, 1/2 tsp salt, hot curry powder, cardamom, ginger, garlic and serranos to pan and saute until tender.

Add yogurt and whisk until well combined. Add chicken and raisins. Cook until heated through.

Remove cinnamon stick from rice and discard. Stir rice into chicken mixture until well combined.

Sprinkle with cashews and cilantro.

Makes 8 hearty satisfying 1 cup servings.

Enjoy

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WOODLANDSPRYTE.






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