Indian-Spiced Chicken and Spinach Recipe

Indian-Spiced Chicken and Spinach Recipe

How To Make Indian-Spiced Chicken and Spinach

Bursting with rich and fragrant flavors from Indian spices, this spiced chicken is simmered in crushed tomatoes and heavy cream sauce for a filling dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • 1onion
  • 3clovesgarlic
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,chopped
  • 1tbspground cumin
  • 1tbspground coriander
  • ½tspturmeric
  • ½tsppaprika
  • tspsalt
  • 2jalapeno peppers
  • ½cupcrushed tomatoes,canned
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • 1cinnamon stick
  • cupswater
  • 2ozfrozen spinach,chopped
  • 4chicken breast,boneless and skinless,


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes until starting to soften. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes longer.

  2. Stir in the cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook for about 1 minute until the spices are fragrant, and then stir in the jalapeños and tomatoes. Add the cream, cinnamon stick, and water.

  3. 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.

  4. Stir in the chicken and the remaining salt, cover, and simmer the stew for about 10 minutes until just done. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving.

  5. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 508.76kcal
  • Fat: 34.94g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.22g
  • Fiber: 2.90g
  • Sugar: 3.97g
  • Protein: 38.89g
  • Cholesterol: 152.12mg
  • Sodium: 907.20mg
  • Calcium: 108.87mg
  • Potassium: 711.03mg
  • Iron: 3.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 245.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.74mg
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