Our Chicken Saag Recipe is not too spicy but has delicious flavours. The chicken and spinach curry is a perfect healthy midweek meal.
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Chicken Saag Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken, Curry, Spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Skint Chef


Chicken saag paste

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika

Chicken and spinach curry

  • 500 g chicken diced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 500 g spinach


  • In a blender place the garlic, ginger, coriander, cayenne pepper, garam masala, cumin, turmeric, paprika, salt and pepper to taste, and blend into a paste.
  • Place the chicken in a bowl with the spice mix, cover and leave in the fridge for at least an hour, preferably overnight.
  • In a non-stick pan heat the oil and brown the chicken, then set to one side.
  • Add a little more oil (if needed, to the same pan and soften the onion for 5 minutes. Add in the tomatoes and spinach, and place the lid on, cooking until the spinach has wilted down. Add the chicken, cook for 10 minutes, then remove the lid and simmer gently until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.


Serve with delicious homemade keema rice and naans!