Cheat’s Chicken Biryani

A mildly spiced dish that cunningly combines two ready-cooked convenience foods to create a delicious meal.  It will look as through it’s taken ages to prepare – hide the packets and nobody will ever know!

Serves:  2;  Prep:  3 mins;  Cook: 8 mins;  Cals per portion:  400

Ingredients:  45ml / 3 tbsp sunflower oil; 2 onions, sliced;  1 clove of garlic, crushed; 225g (8oz) chunks of cooked chicken tikka, sliced into strips; juice of half a lemon; 25g (1oz) flaked almonds; 400g (14oz) packet ready-cooked Indian-style pilau rice (see tip below); 15ml (1 tbsp) fresh chopped mint; 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh chopped coriander; 25g (1oz) sultanas

  • Heat the oil, add the onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes.  Stir in the chicken tikka strips and then squeeze over the lemon juice.  Cook for a further 3 minutes.
  • Add the almonds, rice, mint, coriander and sultanas.  Cook, stirring from time to time until just warmed through.  Serve with warm naan bread.
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