Air Fryer Chicken Biryani - Healthy and Delicious

Air Fryer Biryani is an innovative way of preparing healthy and less oil rice / food.  This is excellent for diet and health conscious people.  They need not avoid have this delicious biryani now. 


200 Grams Chicken boneless - cubed
1 Teaspoon Chilly powder
1 Teaspoon Biryani Masala
1/4 Teaspoon Garam masala
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric
2 Tablespoons Mint leaves - chopped
2 Tablespoons Coriander leaves - chopped 

2 Green chillies - slit
1 Teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
1 Large Tomato - sliced
1/4 Teaspoon Shahjeera
1 Teaspoon Ghee
1 Tablespoons Lime juice
Salt to taste
1 Cup Yogurt
1/2 Cup Fried onions
A Pinch of Saffron or Tandoori color
For the Rice
1.1/2 Cups Basmati Rice
2 Cloves
1 Stick Cinnamon
1 Cardamon
1 Brown Cardamon
3 Peppercorns
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin seeds


A Pinch of Saffron or Tandoori colour mixed in a tablespoon of water, keep aside.
Boil the rice with salt and spices and cook it till 70% done. Drain add a teaspoon of oil or ghee to it and keep aside to cool.

Preheat the air fryer at 180 degree C for 5 minutes.
Take a bowl and add boneless chicken, chilli powder,biryani garam masala and  turmeric  powder, chopped mint, chopped coriander, slit green chilly, ginger garlic paste, shahjeera, ghee, lime juice & salt then mix it, add half of the curd and mix it well again. Keep it aside for a hour. 
Then take the pieces of chicken with little of the marinade in a another bowl. 
Add rest of the curd to the remaining marinade and mix it well. 
In a tiffin box or a pyrex dish spread half of cooked rice, sprinkle little fried onions, half of curd mixture and arrange 2 to 3 slices of tomato repeat the process again add a layer of rice, sprinkle fired onions and arrange the slices of tomato to form layer 
add marinated chicken pieces again add fried onions also add saffron water on top of it. 
Dot it  a teaspoon butter , if you are not very diet conscious.
 Place the lid tiffin box/Pyrex dish,  keep it in the air fryer basket . 
Cook at 180 degree C for the first 10 to 12 minutes.  Then at 200 degree C for 15 to 20 minutes ( this time will vary according to the quantity  and size of the dish). After 15 minutes switch off the air fryer and let it rest in the air fryer for 5 minutes. 
Serve this hot. This biryani is slightly dry since it has less oil,ghee or butter and a healthy one with less fat and calories. Have this with raita and enjoy this healthy air fryer biryani.
Check this recipe that I made from this Biryani - 
Iraqi Parda Plau - Phyllo Pastry Wrapped Biryani

Labels : Air Fryer, Chicken, Rice, Healthy, Biryani
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Hello there, can I put baking paper in the air fryer?

    1. You can line your baking pan with parchment paper, for baking cakes. Read the user's manual given along with the Air Fryer.


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  8. Wow Chicken Biryani is one of the authentic and spicy recipes from Indian Cuisine. Click to watch Hyderabadi style of making Chicken Biryani Video.

  9. I found this easy to adapt for vegetarians; the recipe worked very well when I used mock duck (a Chinese seitan product resembling duck meat; also known as 燜齋鴨 or Mun Cha'i Ya) instead of the boneless chicken. One can is about 285 grams.

    It was not clear to me how to cook rice to "70% done"; I tried preparing it a rice cooker, shortening the time by using 1/3 less water than usual --- that worked very well. There were also a couple mis-matches between the ingredients list and the instructions. Chili powder (I used ancho) was listed in the ingredients and in the instructions; chili paste was listed only in the instructions; I interpreted that as an indication that one could use the paste instead of the powder, and did not use both. Biryani masala was not mentioned in the instructions, but was a listed ingredient --- that seemed more likely to be a simple oversight, and I used it.

    The aroma on opening the tiffin was delightful, and the flavor of the finished dish was very good, indeed. My family gobbled it up very quickly, and indicated that it would be a welcome addition to our repertoire. I posted a description on FaceBook, with photos and a link to your blogpost. Thanks for publishing this recipe.

    1. Thank you for trying this recipe and given a feedback. Have updated the recipe as mentioned in your comments. Thanks you once again.

    2. I have now made it a few more times, incorporating whatever vegetables I had on hand. It's a reliable performer; each batch has been very tasty.

  10. It is simple to operate. Just put the food ingredients into the basket which sits on a drip drawer pan, push the basket into the machine, set the timer and temperature and the cooking process starts. commercial fryers

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  12. chicken biryani is an world famous Pakistani food dish biryani is an must available at any Pakistani restaurant. Pakistani Food & Beverages Suppliers always provide biryani making products for many restaurants on daily basis.