Indian-Spiced Chicken and Spinach

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 31 mins

This is zesty take on chicken. It is very fragrant. Taken from Food and Wine Magazine, thought I'd share.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and cook until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, for two minutes longer. Stir in the cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Cook until the spices are fragrant, about 1 minute, and then stir in the jalapenos and tomatoes. Add the cream, cinnamon stick, and water. Squeeze the spinach to remove excess liquid and add the spinach to the pan. Bring to a simmer. Cover the pan, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Cut each breast into 3 strips. Stir in the chicken and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, cover, and simmer the stew until just done, about 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving.
  3. Serve over rice.


Most Helpful

Don't let the long list of ingredients scare you off. This dish comes together easily and is WONDERFUL. I use 1/2 and 1/2 instead of heavy cream and fresh tomatoes and fresh spinach.

m0m June 26, 2008

I loved this chicken! I was searching for a recipe with chicken and spinach, saw this, realized I had everything on hand and got to cooking! This was easy and it made my taste buds VERY happy!

Leeloo78 March 19, 2008

Amazing - only thing I changed was moved towards whole chopped tomatoes (for color / aesthetics) and no additional water to make it less soupy. Top favorite that is repeated very regularly!

Scott PM August 04, 2006

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