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Palak Chicken (Chicken cooked with Spinach)

Deepsikha Chakraborty
10 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Palak Chicken (Chicken cooked with Spinach) RECIPE

Recently my dad was diagnosed with certain cardiac problem which was severe and he had to undergo Angioplasty. Post treatment his diet is very much restricted. Now when the focus is less on oil and spices, and more on nutritious food, I found this recipe most suitable for him. Also, being a foodie, my dad will not opt for any food that is not tasty – but believe me, he became a die heart fan of Palak Chicken. Any day, any time, you give it to him and he will have it with a smiling face - this is the most comfort food for him.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Low Cholestrol

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. spinach (palak) 300 gm
  2. chicken (curry cut) 500 gm
  3. onion 1 no. (finely chopped)
  4. Green chilli 3 nos. (slitted from middle)
  5. Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon
  6. cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  7. coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
  8. turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  10. Vegetable oil 2 tablespoon
  11. Salt, according to taste


  1. Wash the spinach properly. You can chop the leaves or can keep them intact. I personally prefer uncut whole leaves as this brings a very good texture to the dish.
  2. Rub the chicken pieces with little turmeric powder and salt and shallow fry till the pieces turns light golden brown. Remove from the pan and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in the same pan and add chopped onion and green chillies. Stir till the onion becomes translucent.
  4. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Sprinkle a little water and stir the mixture for 2 minutes.
  5. Add chopped tomato and stir till it becomes soft.
  6. Now add the spinach leaves and mix well. Cover the lid and lower the flame. Cook till water starts leaving the spinach.
  7. Open the lid and add chicken pieces. Stir well and again cover the lid. Lower the flame and cook for approx 15 minutes.
  8. As both spinach and chicken leaves water, don’t add any extra water.
  9. After 15 minutes check if the chicken is soft enough. Once the chicken is properly cooked, your dish is ready.
  10. If you want a gravy, let their be little water. If you want it dry, open the lid and stir for sometime until the water gets evaporated.
  11. Now when your Palak Chicken is ready, remove it in a serving vessel and enjoy with your loved ones.

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