Chicken Saag Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Saag recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Saag using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rebekahdementia

Makes 4 servings



Chicken and Spinach w/ yogurt, curry, and chili

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Saag

16 oz spinach
2 tbsp ginger root
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp pepper, hot chile
1 cup water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp bay leaves
1/4 tsp black peppercorns
1 onion
3 tomatoes
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
7 tbsp plain yogurt
4 breasts of chicken

Recipe Directions for Chicken Saag

  1. Wash the spinach but do not dry it. Cook the spinach without extra water in a tightly covered pan for 5 minutes.

  2. Put the cooked spinach, grated ginger, and chopped chili pepper along with 1/4 cup of water into a food processor or blender and process to a thick puree. Set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a large heavy pan. Add the bay leaves and black peppercorns and fry for 2 minutes.

  4. Stir in the finely chopped onion and fry further for 6-8 minutes or until the onion has browned.

  5. Peel and chop your tomatos and then add them to the browned onions. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

  6. Stir i the curry powder, salt, and chili powder. Cook for 2 minutes over a medium heat, stirring once or twice.

  7. Stir in the spinach puree and add the remaining 3/4 cup water. Let simmer 5 minutes

  8. Add 3 tbsp of yogurt 1 tbsp at a time, simmer for 5 minutes.

  9. Add the chicken breasts and stir to coat them. ( I like cutting the chicken into cubes but you can leave them whole if you'd like). Cover and allow to cook 25 - 30 minutes until the chicken is tender.

  10. Serve on Naan bread and top each portion with 1 tbsp of yogurt and a dash of chili powder.

Categories

Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 523.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
407
Calories from Fat
95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.6g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
148mg
49%
Sodium
826mg
34%
Potassium
1400mg
40%
Total Carbohydrates
16.5g
6%
Dietary Fiber
5.7g
23%
Sugars
6.1g
Protein
61.6g
Vitamin A 234% Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 23% Iron 37%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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