Palak Chicken

Palak chicken (spinach chicken) is a healthy, fast and simple curry, perfect for a mid-week meal. Usually I have this with boiled white rice or roti, but if you want to be super healthy, brown rice or wholemeal chapatti works too!


  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 400g diced chicken breast or thigh
  • 2 tomatoes diced (or plum tomatoes from a can)
  • 1 packet (5 cups) chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder or chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 deseeded green chillies
  • Handful of chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a pan, add a splash of oil, heat the oil on medium to low heat and add the chopped onion.
  2. Fry the onions until translucent, add the garlic and ginger paste and stir for a couple of minutes, if it starts to stick, add a splash of water.
  3. Add the chicken pieces and cook until sealed.
  4. Now add all the spices and mix well.
  5. Add the tomatoes and let it cook until soft.
  6. Add the chopped spinach, it will release a lot of water so cook it on medium heat until most of the water has evaporated.
  7. Now add the green chillies and corriander and mix well.

Serve with a roti or rice and a dollop of yogurt!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s