Kuwaiti Chicken Biryani Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Kuwaiti Chicken Biryani

Authentic Kuwaiti Chicken Biryani made easy to prepare at home for you and your family. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • For the rice:
  • 2½ cups basmati rice or 400 g, washed
  • 3½ cups water or 875 ml
  • For the chicken:
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 medium onion or 125 g, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 500 g skinned chicken breast fillet
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • 2 medium tomatoes or 300 g, peeled and pureed
  • ½ cup yoghurt or 125 ml
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1½ tablespoons ground garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • Pinch of saffron filaments, soaked in ¼ cup or 60 ml water

How to Prepare

  1. Place rice and water in a medium-sized saucepan and stir until it boils. Cover and simmer for 15 mins or until rice is cooked. Once done, remove from the heat and spread over a large platter to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, heat ghee in a large saucepan, cook onion for 4-5 mins or until golden brown in color. Add garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant. Add chicken and stir until it’s cooked.
  3. Add MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes, tomato, yogurt, lemon juice, tomato paste, and spices. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 mins. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a medium-sized pot, place half the quantity of the prepared rice and the chicken mixture on top. Sprinkle the chopped coriander and mint over the chicken mixture and cover the top with the remaining rice.
  5. Pour saffron water on top. Cover firmly with the pot lid and cook over low heat for 30 mins or until rice is completely cooked.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 435.00 Kcal
Protein: 27.00 g
Carbohydrate: 62.00 g
Fats: 8.50 g

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