Chicken saag

Create a low-fat version of chicken saag. This dish is not only full of flavour, but packs in three of your 5-a-day and can be frozen too for busy days

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 562
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 60g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 46g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion (200g), finely chopped
  • 10g ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets (300g), trimmed of any fat and cut into pieces
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 160g baby spinach, chopped
  • 3 tbsp bio yogurt
  • 120g brown basmati rice
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 cardamom pods, crushed and seeds removed


  1. Put the rice, turmeric and cardamom seeds in a pan with a pinch of salt and enough water to generously cover the rice. Put the lid on and simmer for 20 mins. Turn off the heat and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan over a low-medium heat and tip in the onion, ginger and garlic. Cover and cook for 5 mins until starting to brown. Stir well, then add the spices and continue to cook briefly until toasted and fragrant.

  3. Tip in the chicken and stir-fry for a few minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and spinach. Cook, stirring for 5 mins until the spinach has wilted. At this stage, you can remove the curry from the heat, cool completely and freeze for up to three months. Defrost fully before reheating. Stir in the yogurt, then heat through for 1 min. Drain the rice, if required, and serve with the chicken.

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