Chicken Saag

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Chicken Saag
Here’s a quote I love – In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.That is how I will describe this dish – Chicken Saag. I think this is probably my best recipe yet – simple to make yet exotic to taste. I think I will stop here and let the recipe do the talking…

Note: You can definitely increase the quantity of the spinach to get more greens into your dish. This recipe is more chicken and less saag.

Chicken Saag

Chicken Saag

5 from 2 votes
This delicious chicken saag recipe is a keeper! Pair it with naan or rice - will taste great either ways!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Diet : Chicken
Course : Main Course
Method: Stovetop
Cuisine : Indian


  • 1 lb chicken thighs, chopped to pieces of desired size
  • 3 teaspoon paprika / mild chilly powder
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup onions, chopped finely
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed


  • Season the chicken pieces with salt and a teaspoon of chilly powder.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai or wok over medium-high heat. Add chicken and fry them on each side until browned (approximately 3-4 minutes each side). Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the chopped onion slices and fry them till they soften (approximately 10-12 minutes). Add the chopped tomatoes and fry them till the mixture becomes mushy and begins to leave oil.
  • Add spinach and fry them for another 5-6 minutes. Add the coconut milk, salt, garam masala and remaining chilly powder and mix well. Add water as needed to get it to the consistency you desire.
  • Add the chicken back to the wok and continue cooking on medium heat till it is done (approximately 10 minutes). Cover the wok and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve it with hot with roti or rice

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