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

  • 1.

    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. 

  • 2.

    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. 

  • 3.

    Finishing touches

    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. 

  • 4.


    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

Lovely dish

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

So good!

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.


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