Chicken Saagwala (inspired by my favorite Indian restaurant)

Chicken Saagwala (inspired by my favorite Indian restaurant)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 249.0
  • Total Fat: 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 89.1 mg
  • Sodium: 200.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 34.5 g

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Introduction

By now you are experiencing turkey-day overload. The thought of eating one more turkey pot pie, one more bowl of turkey noodle soup, or one more bite of a turkey sandwich sends you in a downward foodie spiral.
Do not worry your pretty little head. Grubarazzi is here for you.
Say “Namaste” to the day and cook up your own Indian feast at home tonight. It takes a little extra time and a teeny bit of effort, but it is well worth it. You will end up with a piping hot cauldron of creamy, spicy grub loaded with vegetables, protein and stress reducing antioxidants (scientific fact).
Chicken Saagwala is an exquisite blend of spinach, onions, and traditional Indian spices stewed slowly to develop a buttery texture unmatched by any other spinach dish. It’s incredibly comforting, and if you make it at home it can be amazingly wholesome. Serve chicken saagwala with a heaping spoonful of basmati rice pilaf filled with fresh herbs, almonds, spices and crunch! Brown rice helps create an even nuttier flavor.
Namaste, my friends.
By now you are experiencing turkey-day overload. The thought of eating one more turkey pot pie, one more bowl of turkey noodle soup, or one more bite of a turkey sandwich sends you in a downward foodie spiral.
Do not worry your pretty little head. Grubarazzi is here for you.
Say “Namaste” to the day and cook up your own Indian feast at home tonight. It takes a little extra time and a teeny bit of effort, but it is well worth it. You will end up with a piping hot cauldron of creamy, spicy grub loaded with vegetables, protein and stress reducing antioxidants (scientific fact).
Chicken Saagwala is an exquisite blend of spinach, onions, and traditional Indian spices stewed slowly to develop a buttery texture unmatched by any other spinach dish. It’s incredibly comforting, and if you make it at home it can be amazingly wholesome. Serve chicken saagwala with a heaping spoonful of basmati rice pilaf filled with fresh herbs, almonds, spices and crunch! Brown rice helps create an even nuttier flavor.
Namaste, my friends.

Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    Ingredients
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    ½ pound boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into pieces
    ½ pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into pieces
    2 pounds fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
    ¼ cup chicken consommé
    2 large white onions, minced
    5 cloves garlic, grated
    1 inch piece fresh ginger root, grated
    1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    1 teaspoon ground coriander
    ½ teaspoon cumin
    ½ teaspoon paprika, or more to taste
    ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
    ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon garam masala
    2 whole cloves
    1 teaspoon salt
    ½ cup light coconut milk
    1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
    1 tablespoon of fresh mint

Directions

In a large pot over medium heat, wilt the spinach with salt, pepper and ¼ cup chicken consommé for about ten minutes. Once the spinach is wilted place into a blender and pulse until very finely chopped. Set the spinach aside.
In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat; brown the chicken pieces, about 2 minutes per side (do in batches if necessary). Set the chicken aside. Place the onions, garlic, ginger and spices in the oil and cook until lightly browned and tender, about 10 minutes. Put the chicken back in to the pot along with the diced tomatoes; cover and simmer until the chicken is tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in the spinach, and cook until the mixture has thickened and the spinach starts to stick, about 15 minutes. Stir in coconut milk, and bring the mixture just to a simmer. Remove from heat.
Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, mint and coconut milk. Serve family style.


Serving Size: 5

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KIMBRIGHT.

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