Cheeky chicken biryani

Cheeky chicken biryani

When I started my journey into lean cooking, I was worried that I was going to miss all kinds of food.

I’ve been able to keep away from most temptations by making my own versions of dishes that I love to eat out.

It works for me!

This is one of the many recipes I created when I followed the 90 Day Plan by The Body Coach. Simply use your plans ingredient amounts instead of those shown in the recipe. There are 220 Create Your Own (CYO) friendly recipes in my app and on this website.

Ingredients for 1 serving

277 g chicken breast, chopped into chunks
95 g babycorn
46 g onions, chopped
6 g coconut oil
149 g green beans
75 g dried brown basmati rice
1 tsp mild curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
0.5 chilli, sliced, seeds or no seeds up to you!
10 g fresh coriander, chopped
20 ml water
0.5 lemon, juice only
25 ml sweet chilli sauce


  • Put a pan of boiling water on the heat and cook the green beans and babycorn for 2-3 minutes, this will save you time later.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove these from the water and set aside.
  • Using the same water (top it up if necessary) cook the basmati rice according to the manufacturers instructions.
  • When ready add a little cold water to stop the rice over cooking, drain and set aside.
  • Take a frying pan and put it on a medium heat.
  • Add the coconut oil and onion.
  • Cook the onions for a few minutes to soften them before adding the chicken.
  • Brown the chicken for a few minutes until its almost cooked.
  • Add the chopped chilli and spices and thoroughly coat the chicken.
  • Add the water and pop a lid on the pan to finish cooking the chicken.
  • This should only take a few minutes.
  • When you’re happy the chicken is cooked (it will be firm to the touch) add the babycorn, green beans and rice to the pan and throughly mix everything together to get coated in the spices.
  • After a minute or two plate up your biryani, give it a squeeze of lemon to season it and add the chopped coriander.
  • Serve the sweet chilli sauce on the side and get ready to eat!

Recipe Notes

  • The lemon juice will season and lift the flavours of the biryani.
  • For those on 2018 BC plans, sweet chilli sauce is a swap for other side sauces provided you choose one with equivalent macros.
  • For those on 2018 BC plans, baby corn has been approved for used in place of carrots.
  • For anyone following older BC plans, baby corn has been approved for use in place of courgettes.

Nella Foulds
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