Chicken Saag : Boneless Chicken In Creamy Spinach Sauce #WeekdaySupper


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Chicken Saag! Tender boneless chicken simmered in a creamy spinach sauce laced with Eastern spice! Healthy and easy , chicken saag is a family favorite for a quick weekday supper! I love this dish because It’s veggies and meat rolled into one!! You can eat it plain like a stew, spoon it over some rice or mop it up with some bread or naan. However you choose to eat it, it makes a yummy nutritious addition to any meal. I am participating in weekday supper this week and the theme is “Green Dishes”! I make a lot of green dishes and this is one of my favorite and I so pleased to share it with you! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does! If you’re a vegetarian for the season or otherwise you can swap the chicken for tofu chunks or panner! It tastes great with tofu too.

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Nutrition Wise!

Chicken is a good source of lean protein, iron and zinc. Spinach is a super food packed with vitamins, iron, fiber and antioxidants! Healthy olive oil used to cook the dish add some heart healthy fats . All in all a hearty, healthy  nutrient packed dish!

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Chicken Saag

Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot


  • 2 Lbs boneless chicken
  • 16oz frozen spinach (or 4 cups fresh spinach)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 Tsp garlic paste (or minced garlic)
  • 1 Tsp ginger paste (or grated garlic)
  • 1 Tsp cumin powder
  • 1 Tsp chili flakes
  • 1 Tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil


Heat oil, add diced onions and sautee 2-3 minutes till soft and transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute another 2 minutes.
Add cumin powder, chili flake and saute another 2 minutes. Add chicken chunks and cook 10-12 minutes till chicken is cooked
Blend spinach to a smooth paste ( add water if needed) Add spinach paste to the chicken and simmer another 5-7 minutes. Add cream, garam masala and simmer 2 minutes.
Serve warm!

Check out these other Green quick and easy weekday supper recipes:

Monday – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings – Herb Frittata
Tuesday – Melanie Makes – Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna
Wednesday – Noshing With The Nolands – Spring Pea Soup
Thursday – The Dinner-Mom – Seared Scallops over Wilted Spinach

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About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. That creamy spinach sauce sounds so good!

  2. Wow, Sue, this dish is a home run! We love it (put it on the menu at home for this weekend!) and are going to link to it from our social media (Twitter and Facebook), so our followers can see how you made it.

    Keep up the good cookin’ and we invite you to follow us for even more delicious recipes starring healthy greens.

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at Cut ‘N Clean Greens

  3. Excellent recipe! I feel healthy just by thinking about this recipe.

  4. Great weekday meal, I love spinach and the spices would be so great in this dish!!


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