Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Yellow rice mixed with sliced almonds, parsley and chicken cubes in brown bowl

This toothsome Instant Pot Chicken Biryani recipe doesn't only cut down the prep time in fact it intensifies the flavor.

One-pot meal in only 25 minutes!

Yellow rice mixed with sliced almonds, parsley and chicken cubes in brown bowl

Are you tired of your biryani taking too long to be ready?

Well, you have come to the right place.

What is biryani anyway?

The most well-known rice dish from India, biryani can be found in a variety of diversifications all over the globe.

Yet, one thing remains constant and that is the time taken and complexity!

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What are the different types of biryani?

As biryani got well known in South Asia, a few local varieties of this dish also came into being.

  • Hyderabadi Dum Biryani,
  • The Malabar Pukka Biryani from waterfront India
  • The Calcutta Biryani with potatoes from eastern India
  • Spicy Chettinad Biryani from the southern states
  • The delightful, tart Sindhi Biryani from Sindh, Pakistan.

A lot more varieties and recipes are there yet one thing that is common to all is that they are generally amazingly scrumptious!

How to serve

It's one-pot meal so it's great as is. If you really want, you can add  yogurt raita on side to complement the spices of this Instant Pot chicken biryani.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

What can I use other than chicken?

Well, if you want to try something different this time then try:

Instant Pot Special Fish Biryani 

Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani 

Instant Pot Jambalaya

Can I make a vegetarian biryani?

You can surely try it without the chicken or beef using the same instructions and cooking times. You can also check out these recipes:

Instant Pot Egg Biryani

Instant Pot Biryani 

Instant Pot Fried Rice

How to make

First things first, gather all the ingredients.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Take an onion, and chop it.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Take chicken breasts, and chop them.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Take your Instant Pot, add butter, and set it to saute for 5 minutes.

Add chopped onions to it.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add chopped chicken breasts.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Stir well until the color becomes whitish.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add rice into the Instant pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add spices i.e. Tumeric, Curry powder.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add cardamom pods, cinnamon, Bay leaves, Raisins.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Add chicken stock.

Cover the lid and set the Instant pot to High pressure for 25 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Do a QUICK Release.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Voila! Your toothsome Instant Pot Chicken Biryani is ready to be served 🙂

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Yellow rice mixed with sliced almonds, parsley and chicken cubes in brown bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

A rich and popular rice dish infused with authentic Indian flavors.
4.80 from 5 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken, rice
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Corrie


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 chicken breasts chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoon raisins
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • coriander for serving
  • 2 tablespoon flaked almonds for serving


  • Press saute and add butter.
  • Add onion and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken and saute until brown.
  • Add rice, turmeric, curry powder, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, raisins, and bay leaves.
  • Add chicken stock and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 565kcal Carbohydrates: 55g Protein: 57g Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 158mg Sodium: 551mg Potassium: 1244mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 183IU Vitamin C: 6mg Calcium: 64mg Iron: 3mg


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1 thought on “Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

  1. Hi, in the recipe you call for 4 cardamom pods. I am only able to find cardamom seeds, can I use these instead? If so, how many seeds would I use? According to Google, there are 10-12 seeds per pod. Would I use 40-48 seeds? I have only ever used cardamom in its ground form, so I have no idea. What would you recommend? Thanks.

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