This Slimming World Chicken Tikka Biryani with mango is cooked in one pan and tastes so good! You don’t have to miss out on your favourite Indian dishes with this Slimming World friendly fakeaway. This biryani recipe is packed with flavour and is completely FREE when Food Optimising.
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Slimming World Chicken Tikka Biryani
If you are one of the many people following the Slimming World (SW) plan and get stuck for what to cook for dinner, don’t worry, I’ve got your back!
The Chicken Tikka & Mango Biryani recipe has been adapted from an official SW magazine.*
One of my favourite dishes, when we order an Indian takeaway, is Chicken Tikka Biryani. I’m so glad there is a Slimming World friendly version that I can cook when the craving for an Indian curry hits!
Biryani is an Indian dish made with rice and Indian spices and a variety of other ingredients such as meat, vegetables, or fish.
Everything is cooked in one dish and smells amazing while it is cooking in the oven!
Mango is stirred through after cooking which gives the dish a fruity freshness, and you can also top it with some fat-free natural or Greek yogurt to cut through the spices if you like.
This recipe for Slimming World Chicken Tikka Biryani serves 4 and is Free when Food Optimising.
*Why I Adapt Recipes
It’s simple really – I usually adapt recipes to suit my family’s personal tastes.
This might be leaving out an ingredient we don’t like (e.g., celery), adding more or fewer ingredients (e.g., chilies or spices), or tweaks to the way the original recipe is prepared.
As a family, we are all trying to eat healthier and lose some weight, so you can rest assured that any changes I make are going to be Slimming World friendly.
So for example, I wouldn’t replace 5% beef mince (Free) with 20% beef mince (not Free) or add olive oil to a recipe without including the Syn count.
All of the SW friendly recipes I share on The Purple Pumpkin Blog have been made by me and tried and tested by my family.
I hope you enjoy the recipes I share! I’m posting them to keep me focused, motivated, and on-track to reach my goals. I hope they help you to reach yours too!
About Slimming World
Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan is a healthy, flexible approach, based on everyday foods, to help people lose weight without ever going hungry. It’s a practical, family-friendly plan that fits easily into everyday life and doesn’t require complex weighing and measuring or obsessive calorie counting. – Slimming World
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More Slimming World Friendly Recipes
Want a few Slimming World recipes to try next? Here are some of my favourites:
- Extra Easy Chicken Tikka & Aubergine Rice Pilaf
- Greek Cypriot Stuffed Vegetables
- Easy Jerk Pork, Rice & Peas and Pineapple Salsa
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Chicken Tikka Biryani Recipe Tips
- This Chicken Tikka Biryani is a one-pan recipe cooked in the oven.
- Use a large, deep casserole dish – with a lid if possible – but if not, you can cover with foil.
- Dried basmati rice and dried red split lentils are mixed with spiced chicken stock and cooked first.
- Then raw chicken breast and cauliflower florets are added to the mixture and the dish continues to cook in the oven.
- Make sure that the chicken is cooked through and that the cauliflower and rice are tender when the cooking time is finished.
- I found that some larger pieces of cauliflower could have used more cooking time, so try to keep your cauliflower florets evenly sized.
- Fresh spinach is added towards the end and wilts in the residual heat of the biryani.
- Fresh mango and lemon juice are stirred through just before serving.
- You can top the chicken tikka biryani in a number of ways according to your personal preference:
- Sprinkle with sweet smoked paprika
- Add lemon wedges
- Sprinkle with thinly sliced green chilies
- Dollop on some plain fat-free natural or Greek yogurt, or mix it with a little paprika if you like.
- Or you could do a combo of the above!
- 250g/8 oz dried basmati rice
- 100g/3½ oz dried red split lentils
- 2 onions, chopped
- 5cm/2" piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp dried tikka curry powder or medium curry powder
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 750ml/3 cups chicken stock
- 500g/1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
- 125g/4 oz baby spinach leaves
- Salt, to taste
- 1 mango, peeled, stoned and cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 200g/8 oz fat-free Greek yogurt
- Sweet smoked paprika, to serve
- 1 green chili, thinly sliced, to serve, optional
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas4.
- Place the basmati rice, red lentils, onions, and ginger into a large ovenproof casserole dish.
- Whisk the curry powder, turmeric, and cumin seeds into the stock and pour over the rice mixture.
- Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Stir the chicken and cauliflower into the rice and return to the oven, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice and cauliflower are tender.
- Turn off the oven.
- Scatter the spinach over the biryani and cover. Return to the oven for 5 minutes to wilt the spinach.
- Season with salt to taste and stir through the mango and lemon juice using a fork to fluff up the rice.
This recipe for Chicken Tikka Biryani serves 4 and is FREE when Food Optimising on Slimming World.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 563Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 432mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 11gSugar: 27gProtein: 57g