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Chicken Dum Biryani in an oval plate garnished with mint

How to make Chicken Dum Biryani in Oven

Learn How to make Chicken Dum Biryani in Oven with amazing tips. Make this Indian Chicken Dum Biryani in Oven with pantry ingredients, easy to make & tastes delicious.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken Biryani in oven, Chicken Dum Biryani in Oven, easy chicken Biryani in Oven, How to make Chicken Dum Biryani in Oven, Indian Chicken Dum Biryani in oven
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 949kcal
Author: Meghna
Cost: $6


For marinating the Chicken

For the Basmati Rice

For assembling the Chicken Dum Biryani


Marinating the chicken

  • Add all the ingredients in a big bowl mentioned on the "For Marinating the chicken" section above. Mix everything together so all the chicken pieces are well coated with the marinade.
  • Cover the bowl with a plastic cling wrap or a plate and store it in the fridge over night for best results. If you are pressed for time allow the chicken to rest in the marinade for atleast 2 hours.

Cooking the chicken gravy

  • Add the marinated chicken along with the marinade into the steel insert of the Instant Pot. Close the lid, seal the valve. And PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for just 5 minutes.
  • Once, the cooking cycle is over you'll notice that the Instant Pot will begin to beep. Wait for NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE (NPR) for 5 minutes and than release the rest of the pressure manually by moving the valve from the SEALING to the VENTING position. (**Read NOTES below to get the stove top & regular pressure cooker chicken gravy cooking instructions).
  • If you are left with lots of gravy sauce than turn the SAUTE function of the Instant pot and simmer the gravy until it thickens a bit. The gravy should not be runny or soupy. But there should be enough gravy left to layer the Biryani.

Cooking the Basmati Rice

  • Rinse the Basmati rice very well several times under running tap water until clear water runs through.
  • Bring enough water to a rolling boil on the stove top. Also, add all the dry whole spices mentioned above in the "For the Basmati Rice" section.
  • Cook the rice on medium heat until it's 90 % done.
  • Drain the rice immediately.

Assembling the Chicken Dum Biryani

  • Layer the chicken gravy on an aluminum tray deep enough (refer the photos & the Video). Sprinkle Birista, chopped cilantro + mint & drizzle ghee.
  • Now, layer the cooked basmati rice over the chicken gravy in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle Birista, chopped cilantro + mint, drizzle ghee and the soaked saffron milk. The Chicken Dum Biryani is ready to go inside the Oven.
  • Wrap the tray tightly with aluminum foil.

Making the Chicken Dum Biryani in Oven

  • Pre-heat the Oven at 350 F or 175 C.
  • Place the aluminum tray containing the assembled Biryani in the middle rack and bale for 30-35 minutes.
  • Enjoy with some raita or some crunchy sliced onions.



  1. Measuring Units Used, 1 Cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Cooking the Chicken gravy on stove top: Cover and cook the chicken gravy on the stove-top in a pot or a kadai over medium low heat until it's fully cooked. Approximately 20 mins.
  3. Regular Pressure Cooker Chicken Gravy: Cook it in a regular pressure cooker over medium heat for 4-5 whistles. Natural Release the Pressure.
  4. How to make Birista: Slice onions thinely and deep fry them in hot oil until golden.
  5. Store bought Fried Onion: These are a quick alternative to Birista and work just as good in a recipe. You can definitely use them.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application & are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
How to make Chicken Dum Biryani in Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 949 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 502mg14%
Carbohydrates 130g43%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 659IU13%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 5mg28%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 949kcal | Carbohydrates: 130g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 659IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 5mg