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Chicken Spinach Curry
A fresh & healthy festival of flavor. It’s simply delicious!

THINGS YOU NEED:

2 lbs boneless chicken breast
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 medium tomatoes
2 medium onions
12 oz / 340 g fresh spinach
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
1 handful fresh cilantro
 

FROM THE SPICE BOX:

2 star anise
6 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
4 cardamoms
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
3 tablespoons ground cumin & coriander
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon chili powder*
 
*Note: if you prefer a hotter spice level 
increase the amount of chili powder by ¼ teaspoon increments to suit your taste. Be cautious!

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION:

  • Dice the chicken into approximately 1 ½ inch pieces
  • Peel and dice the onions into ½ inch square pieces
  • Blend the spinach and fresh tomatoes together in a food processor
  • Peel and chop the garlic as finely as possible
  • Peel and chop the ginger as finely as possible
  • Lightly chop the cilantro
  • Prepare everything else from the Things You Need section so that all ingredients are at hand and you are ready to cook

COOKING GUIDE:

  1. Heat the oil in the pan so it’s hot and then add the star anise, cloves, cinnamon sticks and cardamoms. Stir it and let it sizzle for about 1 minute. You may want to put the lid on as it can pop.
  2. Add the diced onions and butter, stir it and let it cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until the onions are REALLY brown with the lid on.
  3. Add the blended tomatoes and spinach, salt, ginger, garlic, chili powder, turmeric powder, ground cumin & coriander and garam masala. Stir it really well and let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes with the lid on.
  4. Add the diced chicken, stir it well and let it simmer on a low heat for 40 minutes with the lid on. Keep checking and stirring periodically.
  5. After 40 minutes, take it off the heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.
  6. Serve.
  7. Suggested serving accompaniments include rice, quinoa or cous cous and non gluten free options such as naan or pita bread.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (serving size 844g)

Calories
669

Carbohydrates
19.2g
6%
Sugars
5.8g
Fat
35.3g
54%
Saturates
8.6g
43%
Protein
68.9g

 

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