Chicken Saag4.2/5 (BASED ON 2210 reviews)
Here's a taste of what we believe to be one of the tastiest and most overlooked Northern Indian curries. This dish marries veg and meat together by braising the chicken in a spicy spinach sauce. It’s not as heavy as other curries as it's filled with nutritious veg and contains no cream, just a little bit of butter. It’s best enjoyed over Basmati rice with some sliced shallots on top along with a dollop of yoghurt.
Cook our delicious Chicken Saag in just Minutes
We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Chicken Saag. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Saag Paste pot, a Punjabi Spice Mix pot and a Saag Curry Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Chicken Saag in just 25 minutes.
How Our Recipes Kits Work
We provide flavour ingredients:
- Saag Paste
- Punjabi Spice Mix
- Saag Curry Stock
Your shopping list:
- baby spinach leaves
- (1 thumb) ginger
- chicken thigh fillets
- pack microwave basmati rice
- butter (unsalted)
- plain Greek yoghurt(optional)
Our 25 minute recipe
Get the onions on
Heat some oil in a lidded pan over medium heat, and fry the onion for 8 mins.
Meanwhile boil a kettle full of water and put the spinach in a colander in the sink. Pour boiled water over the spinach until the leaves wilt, then run cold water over them to cool them down.
Add the chicken and spices
Next, add the ginger to the pan and fry for 1 min.
Add the SAAG PASTE and 1 tbsp water to the pan and fry for 1 min.
Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the chicken, the PUNJABI SPICE MIX and 1 tbsp water.
Stir in the SAAG CURRY STOCK.
Squeeze the water out of the spinach and then stir it into the pan. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 5 mins.
Take off the lid and turn the heat up for a few mins to finish cooking the chicken through and to reduce the liquid down. You should be left with a slightly thick spinach-y curry with a little bit of sauce.
Turn off the heat and stir the butter through until it has melted in.
Heat the rice according to pack instructions.
Serve the saag over rice with a spoonful of yoghurt on top to balance the flavours.
Chicken Saag Reviews
BASED ON 2210 reviews
Laura - Apr 22, 2019
We enjoyed this one. Found it very tasty.
Paula - Apr 22, 2019
Loved this recipe
Rachel - Apr 22, 2019
Possibly my all time favourite so far! This was absolutely amazing. The flavours work so well! Would defo recommend!
Sue - Apr 22, 2019
Joyce - Apr 20, 2019
A bit too spicy for me.
Jade - Apr 20, 2019
Could do with more flavour
Ruth - Apr 19, 2019
Would do again but without adding so much water.
Emma - Apr 19, 2019
Very bland, don't recommend
Alexander - Apr 17, 2019
Very bland ,, needs something added ,,
Angela - Apr 16, 2019
Michelle - Apr 16, 2019
Delicious! An easy receipe to follow. With a really tasty end result! Gonna be one of my favourites, me thinks!!
Eve - Apr 15, 2019
We had recently had chicken saag curry in an Indian restaurant whilst on holiday so we’re really pleased to see this was available. However, we felt it was a bit tasteless and lacked real flavour and punch. I’m not sure what I’d add to make it nicer so I doubt we will order this again. This is the first meal I’ve said this about as usually they’re great-very disappointed!
Rebecca - Apr 14, 2019
Really lovely! I didn’t have quite enough spinach so I added courgette which worked well
Tracy - Apr 14, 2019
Love this. Delicious.
Lauren - Apr 13, 2019
Not good. Bland and boring wouldn’t eat again
Lauren - Apr 13, 2019
Bland, not spicy, me and husband both got bored eating it. Definitely wouldn’t order again
janice - Apr 13, 2019
So good ????????.. and the yogurt set it off perfectly.. definitely one of my favourites
Kate - Apr 11, 2019
It was ok, not great. A little bland for my taste, hubby enjoyed it.
Ricky - Apr 10, 2019
Very bland and dry. Wouldn’t order again.
Kirsty - Apr 09, 2019
My favourite of the simply cook recipes! So easy yet so tasty
Sharon - Apr 09, 2019
David - Apr 07, 2019
Best one yet
Beth - Apr 07, 2019
Jo - Apr 06, 2019
A little bland
Karan - Apr 06, 2019
Wouldn’t get again. Was just ok
Sharon - Apr 05, 2019
Would have liked a little more sauce but flavors were superb ????????
Carol - Apr 05, 2019
Not keen. Don’t think I’ll cook this again.
Terri - Apr 04, 2019
Easy to make tasty meal. Loved it. It has been requested again by my family
James - Apr 03, 2019
Full of flavour. We will be having again.
Katharina - Apr 03, 2019
I was worried this might be a bit of a boring choice but I was completely wrong - this dish is excellent!!! Full of flavour just like from an Indian restaurant, I couldn't have made a Saag this flavourful myself.
Jack - Mar 31, 2019
Nice flavour but very spicy which ruined dish. My wife & I couldn’t finish.
Emma - Mar 30, 2019
It was nice but not half as good as the rogan josh. It didn't have a huge amount of flavour which I prefer to be stronger and I like more sauce.
Paul - Mar 30, 2019
Good but not a waw moment like most of the others? Maybe because we have done many many Indian recipes over the years
Katie - Mar 28, 2019
Samantha - Mar 27, 2019
Really enjoyed this
Karen - Mar 26, 2019
Better than any Indian restaurant. Thank you
Cheryl - Mar 26, 2019
This was amazing, we had flatbreads on the side. Will definitely be ordering again.
Ariane - Mar 24, 2019
Personally not a big fan of spinach
Sarah - Mar 22, 2019
Didn’t enjoy it
Sally - Mar 22, 2019
Gorgeous but no sauce really so if you don’t mind that then this is for you. Full of flavour though
Julie - Mar 20, 2019
This was so tasty. The recipe is so easy to follow my 10 year old daughter cooked this dish.
Samantha - Mar 20, 2019
Alice - Mar 18, 2019
I tend to make my recipes vegetarian and I find this one tasty but isn't the best of the recipes to adapt to a vegetarian one. I add much more water to make a sauce orherwise the vegetables don't take on flavour.
Naomi - Mar 18, 2019
Sally - Mar 17, 2019
First class, loved it!
Beth - Mar 17, 2019
Really enjoy it! Def cook again x
Ben - Mar 17, 2019
Love this dish. I’m vegetarian so I have it with chickpeas instead of chicken
Belinda - Mar 17, 2019
I really did not trust one tbsp water with the stock. Liked the spinach. Quite mild but nice supper dish.
Pauline - Mar 16, 2019
Loved it. Another favourite
David - Mar 14, 2019
Very Tasty. Quite mild with a gentle background heat. Only used around half the amount of rice stated in the recipe - 120g instead of 250g. Thought the amount of spinach (400g) seemed s lot as well - but it was actually the perfect amount. Thoroughly enjoyed it.