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Skinny Chicken Biryani

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Skinny Chicken Biryani
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4
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This flavor-filled Indian dinner isn't just healthy, it's quick and easy to make, too!

Ingredients

Yogurt Sauce

1
cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/2
teaspoon ground coriander
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

Chicken

1/2
cup Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth, warmed
1
pinch saffron threads, if desired
1
tablespoon butter
2
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1
cup diced onion
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon garam masala
4
cups cooked basmati rice (or other white rice)

Directions

  • 1 In medium bowl, stir together yogurt sauce ingredients, reserving half of the mint for garnish; cover and refrigerate.
  • 2 Place chicken broth in small bowl, and add saffron threads. Set aside.
  • 3 Heat 10- to 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add butter; heat until foaming. Add chicken; brown on all sides, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate, using slotted spoon.
  • 4 Add onion and salt to same skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until translucent. Add garam masala; cook 1 minute longer or until fragrant.
  • 5 Add broth mixture, stirring first if using saffron threads. Add chicken; stir to coat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 3 to 5 minutes longer to allow flavors to combine.
  • 6 Divide rice among 4 shallow bowls; top with chicken mixture, yogurt sauce and remaining mint.
Tips  

Boost the veggies in this dish by adding 1 cup frozen sweet peas to the chicken mixture along with the broth. Just add 2 minutes to the cook time.

If using a nonstick pan, increase cook time for chicken so it has time to brown on all sides.

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
440mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
26g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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