Spiced chicken and spinach (Indian style)

Spiced chicken and spinach (Indian style)


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About this recipe: Not quite authentic Indian as I have adapted my mother's delicious chicken and spinach curry to suit my kid's palate (not so spicy).

malzu London, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • For the chicken
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 450g (1lb) chicken portions (skinned)
  • 1 teaspoon each chilli powder, ground ginger, garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons all purpose seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • For the spinach
  • 1 large bag spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon all purpose seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

  1. Heat oil on high and add chicken and spices in a frying pan. Stir gently to ensure all the chicken is coated with the ingredients. Lightly brown all the chicken pieces.
  2. Turn heat to low and cover. Cook until just tender, about 45 minutes. Do not overcook.
  3. Meanwhile, cook spinach either by steaming, boiling or microwave with seasonings. Once cooked and cooled, squeeze out any excess water.
  4. Once chicken is cooked, transfer to a plate, leaving behind the oil and juices. Add cooked spinach to the frying pan, stir fry quickly with the seasonings, and then return the chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. I usually serve this with chapatis or warmed tortillas.


Feel free to marinate chicken in the spices the day before.


I usually use 1 teaspoon salt to 1 pound of chicken, however, I have suggested slightly less, as all purpose seasonings contain quite a lot of salt, so please use carefully, or season towards the end of cooking once you have tasted the dish.

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