Chicken & Spinach Masala

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    35mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    815

Tender chunks of chicken in a creamy, fragrant tomato curry. Even better, it’s ready in no time!

recipe updated Apr 26, 2019

Ingredients

  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    30ml
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    140g
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    20g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    12g
  • Ginger icon
    Ginger
    2g
  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander
    2g
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    2g
  • Canned tomatoes icon
    Canned tomatoes
    200g
  • Chicken thigh icon
    Chicken thigh
    750g
  • Crème fraîche icon
    Crème fraîche
    200g
  • Spinach icon
    Spinach
    300g
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    4g
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Large saucepan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside onion: finely sliced
  2. Prep and set aside fresh chili: deseeded & finely sliced
  3. Prep and set aside garlic clove: crushed
  4. Prep and set aside ginger: finely grated
  5. Prep and set aside chicken thighs: skinned, boned & cubed
  6. Get a clean large saucepan
  7. Heat olive oil
  8. Add prepared onion
  9. Add prepared fresh chili
  10. Add prepared garlic clove
  11. Add prepared ginger
  12. Fry for 3min on medium heat
  13. Add ground coriander
  14. Add ground cumin
  15. Fry for approx 1min on medium heat while stirring occasionally
  16. Pour canned tomatoes
  17. Cook gently for 3min
  18. Heat on high heat
  19. Add prepared chicken thighs
  20. Cook until lightly browned while stirring occasionally
  21. Stir crème fraîche
  22. Add coarsely chopped spinach
  23. Cover gently for 8min on high heat while stirring occasionally
  24. Stir cilantro
  25. Season with salt & pepper
  26. Serve
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