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Spinach & Chicken (Palak Chicken)

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This palak chicken or spinach chicken recipe is made with tender pieces of chicken and spinach simmer in an onion-tomato masala. This fantastic combination of spinach, chicken, and aromatic spices bursts with flavour. Serve with homemade chapatti for a quick and easy dinner. Busy weeknights just got better!
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Chicken palak is a classic Pakistan dish made with chicken and chopped spinach. With this spinach curry recipe, you can make a chicken saag that is healthy and nutritious without comprising on flavour. Packed with spices, onions and the most ingredient, spinach, this saag recipe is perfect for all those curry nights. This traditional palak chicken recipe is authentic and sure to impress all your family and friends. The heat of the spices in this saag curry recipe combined with the spinach gravy and tender chicken to help you bring the takeout home.

Chicken is one of the most popular dinner options in my family. We have to have chicken almost daily. Actually, that’s not entirely true because my dad doesn’t like having chicken every day. Regardless here is one version of using chicken is this chicken and spinach chicken curry otherwise known as palak chicken. Basically, on the menu for every Pakistani household.

For a vegetarian alternative you can remove the chicken and make a spinach and potato curry instead. My mum makes the best spinach chicken curry. Not that I am biased in any way. This is an authentic Pakistani recipe made with fresh spinach leaves. Completely irresistible and a definite one for your recipe book!

 

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So, with this saag curry I don’t blanch the spinach because it takes a lot longer and I don’t really personally see the point. However, if you have picky eaters in the family (i.e., my siblings) then I kind of have to blanch and puree the spinach leaves. It doesn’t contribute anything in terms of taste, but it just makes the spinach gravy smoother. Even as I write this my brother is complaining about having pulps in his orange juice…Anyways that is beside the point. I would call this a relatively healthy chicken recipe. Due to the double power combination of spinach and chicken it is packed with protein. Spinach also has a high protein content if you didn’t know that.

In all of my curry recipes I only ever use fresh garlic and ginger. My mum forbids me from using the paste versions. However, if you want to you can use ginger paste and garlic paste. In this recipe you can replace the garlic cloves with 1 teaspoon of garlic paste.

This murgh saag recipe is made of tender chicken lathered in a spinach masala gravy.

 

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Palak Chicken

by Sadia Halimah Aziz
This palak chicken or spinach chicken recipe is made with tender pieces of chicken and spinach simmer in an onion-tomato masala. This fantastic combination of spinach, chicken, and aromatic spices bursts with flavour. Serve with homemade chapatti for a quick and easy dinner. Busy weeknights just got better!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani/Indian
Servings 5 servings
Calories 340

Ingredients
  

  • 50 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 500 g Spinach/Palak finely chopped
  • 400 g Chicken
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 3 Garlic Cloves/Lehsan crushed
  • 2 Onions/Pyaz finely diced
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt/Namak
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder/Laal Mirch Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder/Haldi
  • ½ tsp Coriander Powder/Dhaniyaa Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves/Methi
  • 1 Jalapeño Chilli sliced
  • Coriander/Dhaniyaa finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot heat up the vegetable oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the chilli flakes and cumin seeds then sauté for 1 minute until fragrant – be careful not to burn the seeds
  • Add the crushed garlic cloves then sauté for a further minute
  • Add the finely diced onions and salt then cook for 4-5 minutes until the onions are slightly softened – adding the salt with the onions helps to bring the moisture out of the onion to allow them to cook down and brown more evenly without burning the onions
  • Add the chopped tomatoes then cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes soften
  • As the tomatoes are cooking finely chop the spinach then add into the pan before covering and cooking for 5-7 minutes
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and the dried fenugreek leaves then cook the spices for 6-8 minutes adding a few tablespoons of water to prevent the spices from burning
  • Add the chicken into the pan and gently mix the spices into the chicken before covering with a lid and cooking for 15-20 minutes until the chicken has almost cooked through
  • Add the finely chopped green chili and cook for another 3-4 minutes
  • Add the chopped coriander then cook for 1 minute until the oil has separated – the oil has separated when there are small bubbles appearing andthe oil has formed a thin layer on top
  • Your chicken palak is ready!

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Keyword chicken, comfort food, dinner

 

Sadia Halimah Aziz

The Aziz Kitchen | Food Blogger

I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.

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