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  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • No added sugar
  • High in protein
  • 1 serve veg or fruit

Budget friendly and fuss free, this tasty chicken biryani recipe ticks all the boxes.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time35 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Chicken biryani


  • 1.5kg Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 large brown onion, chopped
  • 360g pkt The Spice Tailor Malabar Biryani Mix
  • 1/3 cup (75g) sultanas
  • 120g baby spinach leaves

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2358kJ/564 Cals (27%), Protein: 51g (102%), Fat: 17g (24%), Sat Fat: 5g (21%), Carb: 50g (16%), Sugar: 15g (17%), Dietary Fibre: 3g (10%), Sodium: 443mg (22%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Heat a greased large heavy-based frying pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken and cook, in batches, for 2-3 mins each side or until golden. Transfer to a heatproof plate.

  2. Step 2

    Reduce heat to medium. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 5-10 mins or until onion is golden. Add spice from the biryani mix packet and cook, stirring, for 20 secs or until aromatic. Return chicken to pan with the sauce from the packet and the sultanas. Add 1 cup (250ml) water and bring to a simmer.

  3. Step 3

    Stir in rice from the spice packet. Reduce heat to low. Bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, for 5-10 mins or until the rice is tender. Stir through half the spinach. Divide among serving plates. Top with remaining spinach to serve.

Recipe tip

Clever storage:
Any leftover chicken and rice can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Smart swap: Got sultanas left over? They’re the perfect excuse to make our Chocky Rock Cookies.