Leftover Roast Chicken Biryani – Easy Peasy Foodie

Leftover cooked chicken recipe

This leftover roast chicken Biryani is quick, easy and made in one pot! It’s a great way to use leftover roast chicken or roast chicken, but if you don’t have leftovers, don’t worry! I’ve included a quick and easy way to “create” some leftovers. This curry is also dairy-free and gluten-free.

Leftover Roast Chicken Biryani

I really love a good chicken biryani. There’s something so delicious about how spices flavor rice and chicken and how chicken flavors rice, mmm! But if you take a look at the recipes for an authentic chicken biryani, everything seems quite complicated, slow and confusing.

It’s not my version! My quick and easy leftover roast chicken Biryani can be made in less than 30 minutes, just use a pot AND makes great use of the leftover roast chicken.

Leftover Roast Chicken Biryani

And it doesn’t have to be leftover roast chicken. You can use ready-made chicken from the supermarket or any leftover meat you fancy – beef or lamb would go especially well. This would also be a great way to use your leftover turkey on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Alternatively, you can simply dice and sauté a couple of chicken breasts before starting the rest of the recipe (see recipe notes for exact instructions).

Leftover Roast Chicken Biryani This leftover

roast chicken Biryani

tastes great the next day, either cold or heated in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180C/160C fan/brand gas 4/350F (Make sure the rice and chicken are cooked until they are very hot.)

If you like a good biryani, then you may also be interested in taking a look at my Lamb Keema Biryani – Made with minced lamb meat for a very quick and easy weekday meal. And if you’re as much a fan of quick and easy curries as I am, check out all my other curries too!

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Leftover Roast Chicken Biryani

The best wine pairing for a chicken biryani (in my humble opinion) is an aromatic white like Riesling, Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. If you prefer red, try a smooth, fruity merlot from somewhere like Bordeaux, New Zealand, or Chile; a Chilean Carmenere would also work well. A dry and fruity rosé also goes well with chicken biryani: I would go for something from the south of France or Spain.

Biryani roast chicken leftovers

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