Chicken Biryani is an aromatic Basmati rice preparation cooked with chicken, certain vegetables, and enriched with dry fruits like cashews and raisins and flavoured with rich saffron and exotic spices. Chicken Biryani, in fact, made a place for itself amongst the worlds’ most popular and well accepted rice dishes. It is usually served with papad, pickle, a yoghurt based raita and sometimes (especially in southern India) with a thin spicy curry or gravy.
Chicken biriyani is a very popular Mughlai main dish which today, is consumed all over the world. Chicken biryani is especially popular in Asian countries like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and middle eastern countries like Abu Dhabi and UAE. The main ingredient apart from rice and spices is chicken. Often reserved for special occasions, chicken biryani is a dish that is prepared with skill and effort; chicken is cleaned and cut to pieces and marinated using spice and condiments, which is later pan fried and finally mixed with biryani rice and cooked for that special aroma and flavor. Milk, water, plenty of exotic seasonings, salt and a little pepper are the other ingredients that are used in the preparation of this dish. Hard-boiled egg is yet another ingredient present in chicken biryani, although one may opt not to include this.