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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:

spinach leaves
thumb ginger
chicken thigh fillets
pack microwave basmati rice
butter (unsalted)
plain Greek yoghurt(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Heat 1 tbsp oil in a lidded pan over a medium heat and add the onion. Fry for 8 mins, or until golden brown. Meanwhile, boil a kettle full of water and put the spinach in a colander. Pour boiled water all over the spinach until the leaves have wilted, then run cold water over the spinach to cool it down.

  • 2.

    Next, add the ginger to the pan and fry for 1 min. Add the Saag Paste along with 1 tbsp water to the pan and fry for 1 min, so that the water evaporates. Add the chicken and mix well, then turn the heat down to medium-low. Sprinkle in the Punjabi Spice Mix along with 1 tbsp water and fry for 1 min. Stir in the Saag Curry Stock. Squeeze the water out of the spinach and then add the spinach to the pan. Stir well, then cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 5 mins.

  • 3.

    Take off the lid and turn the heat up to medium for a few mins to cook the chicken through and to let the excess liquid evaporate. 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.

  • 4.

    Serve the chicken saag over rice with a spoonful of yoghurt on top to balance the flavours. Sprinkle some sliced shallot on top too (if having).


Chicken Saag Reviews

BASED ON 56 reviews

Karen - Jul 16, 2018

This was incredibly salty and not much else - and I like salty flavours usually! I added half a tin of tomatoes and cooked them out for 10 mins which definitely improved the flavour for me.

Brian - Jul 16, 2018

Comes out nothing like the photo. Very watery, despite using less spinach than suggested.

Sharon - Jul 05, 2018

A bit bland and watery, didn’t blow my socks off but was pleasant

Alison - Jul 03, 2018

Nice, slightly dry curry. Needed a bit more kick for my taste.

Martin - Jul 01, 2018


Lois - Jun 29, 2018

Not my favourite although it might have been my own fault by putting in too much ginger (wasn’t sure the size of thumb!) Love all the other Simply Cook dishes i’ve tried.

Katherine - Jun 25, 2018

Really tasty curry - it’s amazing how spinach shrinks when cooked! :o)

Karen - Jun 23, 2018

Absolutely delicious!

Barbara - Jun 20, 2018

Very authentic, delicious will have this one agin

Adam - Jun 19, 2018


Faye - Jun 19, 2018

Love this! Tasted really authentic! Would make again.

Debbie - Jun 16, 2018

This curry is like getting a take away from a curry house

Sarah - Jun 14, 2018

Very tasty and full of flavour

Cara - Jun 12, 2018

Tasty but we prefer curries with more sauce to them

Melissa - Jun 11, 2018

Really easy recipe. Fab dish tasty.

Ross - Jun 09, 2018

Amazing yet so easy to make.i loved this,very tasty

Helen - Jun 08, 2018

I didn’t blanch the spinach first so got more of a sauce, it was delicious

Kirsty - Jun 08, 2018

So nice! But cooking the spinach seperatly was annoying and seemed pointless??

Shaun - May 26, 2018

Love curries with spinach and this was no exception. Great flavours. Definitely use the optional yoghurt

Rebecca - May 15, 2018

Fairly basic tasting, some other recipes are a lot better! Really enjoyed the Korma

Dawn - May 04, 2018

Nothing special ive had far better curries off here

Kerry - Apr 29, 2018

Very tasty the whole family enjoyed it.

Carley - Apr 24, 2018

Fantastic recipe - we did use less spinach than stated which worked for us

Mollu - Apr 21, 2018

Spicy chicken

Dawn - Apr 20, 2018

Excellent !!

Gareth - Apr 16, 2018

Love a good saag. Would probably be better with lamb though.

Julia - Apr 16, 2018

I did enjoy this dish. Its a perfectly pleasant plate of chicken and spinach. But as much as I love spinach, there was too much here. This was seriously just chicken and spinach with some ginger (which I didn't find went with the rest at all). However it tasted fine and, as I left out the butter, was probably quite healthy.

Richard - Apr 14, 2018

Love this one. Can we have it back?

Chris - Apr 12, 2018


Sandra - Apr 09, 2018

it was nice

Matthew - Apr 08, 2018

Pretty good!

Sam - Apr 07, 2018

Was very surprised how much I liked this dish as I hate spinach but I really liked it

Stephanie - Apr 04, 2018

Very nice

Chandima - Apr 03, 2018

Spicy mix wonderful

Jane - Apr 01, 2018

I like Simply Cook meals as they reduce the number of ingredients I need. However this meal is one I will not be buying this again. Tasted far to harsh for both of us.

Sheryl - Mar 29, 2018


Terry - Mar 26, 2018

This was certainly different, the spinach mixed well, my wife didn’t like the ginger, but I like to experience different foods, I thoroughly enjoyed it

julia - Mar 24, 2018

It was okay nothing special

Mahiyar - Mar 23, 2018

The Dan Dan is really deelish, scoring very highly on taste, texture and ease of cooking - it will certainly be a frequent visitor to our palates! Be careful with the chilli oil mix (pretty potent!) but do use it as it adds a fabulous zing to the pork, the noodles and the veggies! And the sesame seeds work very well too.

Emma - Mar 22, 2018

Nice and spicy, but not one of my personal favourites as I'm just not that fond of spinach.

Sheila - Mar 20, 2018

Not for me! No sauce, chicken looks 'wrong'. Just not nice

Samantha - Mar 12, 2018

Very tasty

Sarah - Feb 13, 2018

This was a surprise as I wasn't expecting the spinach to be so good, even my fussy family really enjoyed it.

Debbie - Feb 13, 2018

This dish is what Simply Cook is all about! A really tasty recipe, packed full of flavour using only a few ingredients that was simple to cook! There is no way that I could create the same dish by myself without taking considerably more time and effort! The instructions are clear and concise and it was quick and easy to prepare. A perfect winter warmer after a busy day!

katherine - Feb 13, 2018

A tasty spinach curry delight. A warm and delicious curry that hits the spot and definitely a winner for spinach lovers :)

Daniel - Feb 13, 2018

Like curry? You’ll love this..! A genuine murgh saag in 20 minutes.. I know, right! What’s not to love. Tasty chicken and delicately chosen spices with baby spinach cooked to produce a delicious, warming, classical Indian dish. What’s not to like..!

wendy - Feb 13, 2018

This dish was amazing.. I could still feel my mouth buzzing from the flavours half hour later.. will I cook this again? You bet!!!

Carly - Feb 13, 2018

Very tasty curry! Love spinach so always happy when that’s involved. Chicken was tender, sauce was yum. Nice and filling for a winter night!

Simona - Feb 13, 2018

Simple to cook and very tasty in a small space of time!


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