Instant Pot Chicken Biryani | One-Pot Chicken Biryani


Instant Pot has made my life so much easier. Now I get extra lazy time to just sit and relax and enjoy my cup of tea 😀 Usually I don’t cook non-vegetarian dishes during weekdays as they are little time consuming but the curiosity of cooking Biryani in an Instant Pot made me do that. And trust me, Biryani came out really great and flavorful. The rice and chicken were cooked to the PERFECTION! I am in love with my Instant Pot.


This is not the traditional Biryani recipe where we layer the rice and chicken and then dum the Biryani. This is a one-pot Chicken Biryani recipe. However, the taste is so delicious that you just won’t be able to control yourself from overeating, Instant Pot Biryani is a really quick recipe. So, before starting just grab all the spices, chop the onions, green chilies, coriander leaves, marinade the chicken, soak the rice and then start with the cooking. While the Biryani was being pressure cooked it was really hard to wait as my house was filled with the Biryani aroma.


Must try this Instant Pot Chicken Biryani and do let me know how you like it. Serve this quick Chicken Biryani to your guests and sit back and enjoy the compliments. 😀 🙂

Serves 2


For Marinating Chicken 

  • 1 lb Chicken drumsticks (make slits in the drumsticks)
  • ½ Cup thick curd
  • ¼ Cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 ½ Tbsp red chili powder
  • 2 Tsp garam masala
  • ½ Tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt as required

For Biryani

  • 2 Cups Basmati rice
  • 1 Large onion, finely sliced
  • 1 Small tomato (optional)
  • 3-4 Green Chilies, slit
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 Cloves
  • 3-4 Tbsp ghee
  • Few drops of Kewra water
  • ¼ Cup mint-coriander leaves, finely chopped

Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Instant Pot Chicken Biryani | One-Pot Chicken Biryani


Step 1- In a mixing bowl, take all the marination ingredients and mix well. Add the chicken drumsticks and marinade for at least 30mins. Soak rice in another bowl for 20mins and then drain and keep aside

Step 2- Turn Instant Pot to sauté mode and add ghee. When it displays hot add sliced onions and fry until dark golden brown. Remove half of the onion on a plate for garnishing

Step 3- Add the marinated chicken, chopped tomato, and chopped green chili. Give it a mix and then add all the whole dry spices (cumin seeds, fennel seeds, bay leaf, star anise, cloves, and green cardamoms). Cancel the sauté mode and pressure cook for 4mins with the valve on the seal side. Let the pressure release naturally for 5mins and then manually release the pressure

Step 4- Chicken is 70-80% done now. Spread the soaked rice over the chicken. Add 3 cups of water (quantity of water depends on the quantity and quality of rice, so adjust accordingly) and salt as required. Gently stir and close the Ip lid. Pressure cook for 3mins with the valve on the venting side. Let the pressure release naturally and then open the lid

Step 5- Garnish the biryani with caramelized onion, coriander leaves, and few drops of kewra water. Gently fluff and serve with raita, some onion rings, and lemon wedges



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