Syn Free Chicken Biryani

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  1. Barsi

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    Cooked this last night and it was fab, so I thought i'd share it ;) its a recipe that I made up after Sainsburys didn't have a Biryani Flavourfuls mix!!

    This is what I used:
    3 chicken breasts
    2 peppers, chopped
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 garlic cloves
    1 chilli
    8oz basmati rice (rinsed)
    1 tin chopped tomatoes
    1/2 pint water
    Frozen peas (didn't measure - just chucked in!!)
    2 - 3 tsp cumin
    1tsp medium curry powder
    1tsp cinnimon
    1tsp ground ginger
    1tsp ground tumeric
    1/2 tsp crushed chillies (for extra heat - optional!)
    2 tsp corriander leaf

    Finely chop garlic and chilli and lightly fry in a pan. Add the onion and fry for 5 mins.
    Add chicken and all the spices. Fry for 7-8 mins.
    Add peppers, tinned tomatoes, water and rice. Bring to the boil. Simmer for about 15 mins until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been evaporated. Add peas and cook for the last 2 mins :) xx
    (I sprinkled a bit more cumin and corriander in whilst it was cooking cos it started looking a bit "red" from the tomatoes rather than like a curry!! Also, if you can get fresh corriander to sprinkle in top once its served up, it will add a bit of extra something)
     
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    love biryain :)
    thank you for putting this on thats friday nights tea xxx
     
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    Tried this Monday and it wad delicious, my friends tried some and asked me to make it again x yum
     
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    Will add this to next weeks menu! thanks it sounds brill!!
     
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    Fantastic!!! Glad I shared now :) xx
     
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    Sounds gorgeous - thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Barsi

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    You're very welcome. Have done this a number of times now, and enjoy it just as much every time x
     
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    Good luck!!! x
     
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    Hi Barsi - thanks for the recipe - had it tonight, but substituted mushrooms for the peppers, as I'm not a fan of peppers. It was lovely!
     
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    Just made this for dinner this evening! Was delicious! I would highly recommend!
     
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    This is my hubbys favourite! Might cook it for tea tomorrow :)
     
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    Thanks for this was thinking what I was going to cook for tonights dinner. Now I know. As I wanted something different to the chicken curry recipe on the SW website. Thanks again x
     
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    Thanks Barsi, this sounds delicious
     
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    Hope you all enjoy as much as wel do :) x
     
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    This sounds yum n easy to do, defo going to be trying this one :) thanks very much xx
     
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    This sounds so nice, off to the supermarket later to get everything I need and that's tea sorted for one night this week. I can't wait to try it.
     
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    Here's my version on this recipe.................


    Pete’s Chicken Biryani

    Serves 4
    Syn Free
    Ingredients
    600g chopped chicken
    2 large onions, chopped into small pieces
    1 tsp “easy lazy” garlic
    1 tsp “easy lazy” ginger
    1 tsp “easy lazy” chillies
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp turmeric
    1 tsp coriander
    1 tsp curry powder
    ½ ground cinnamon
    1 tbsp. sweetener
    Pinch of grated nutmeg
    8oz basmati rice (rinsed)
    1 Cinnamon stick
    1 tin chopped tomato
    1 Knorr chicken stock pot
    1 400ml of hot water
    ½ cup frozen peas
    2 bay leaves
    *Fresh coriander

    *1/2 cup raisins (if used then Syn)


    Method

    Wash the rice several times until the water runs clear then place the rice in a saucepan of boiling salted water add a cinnamon stick, cook with a lid on for 10-12 mins then remove the cinnamon stick, pour the rice through a sieve and then return to the saucepan, replace the lid and allow to steam.

    In a frying pan sprayed with Fry Light cook onions, bay leaves, ginger, chillies & ginger until golden. Add the cumin, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, sweetener & nutmeg, (raisins if required) cook for a further 5 mins.

    Add chicken and brown it, cook for 10mins then add the tomatoes, stock, peas and cook until the chicken is cooked. Remove bay leaves.

    (At this point you could place the curry in a slow cooker and leave on low for several hours and make the rice when you require the meal.)

    Add the chicken to the rice and allow the flavours to infuse with the lid on for 5 mins, mix together and plate up, sprinkle with fresh coriander if required.
     

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    Sounds great and what I would always have as a take away... will deffo try this :) Thanks x
     
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    Had this for tea last night and it was lovely, will be having it again this week.
     
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    I love it but hubby was looking for a sauce on it like you get in Indian biryani any help please
     
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