Monday, June 11, 2007

Spinach Chicken

Chicken is an all-time favourite in our home. So I keep making it in various styles.
It is high in protein and low in fat and cholestrol compared to the other red meats.
To make Chicken even healthier, always remove the skin of the chicken before cooking. This will reduce the fat content by almost half. Also a good idea to trim off the excess fat from the chicken while washing it.

To avoid the use of fats while cooking chicken you can also bake, grill or roast chicken.

Spinach, on the other hand is a super-vegetable packed with important nutrients, that children love to hate! It is an excellent source of Iron and Vitamin A.

So when you combine Chicken with Spinach you get an exotic, healthy and delicious meal.

To make spinach chicken, you will need-

8 chicken drumsticks.
1 bunch fresh spinach.
4 tbsps of oil.
2 onions, finely chopped.
2 tbsps ginger-garlic paste.
1/2 cup thick curd.
Salt to taste.
1 tsp Red chilly powder.
1 tsp Garam masala.

How to Proceed

Chop the spinach leaves. wash and strain and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
Add ginger-garlic paste and stir for a minute.
Add onions and cook till they turn light brown.
Add chicken and roast till it turns golden brown and all the water evaporates.
Add salt and red chilly powder.
Add curd and stir.
Add the spinach and stir for 2 mins.
Add little water if required.
Close the lid of the cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles or till the chicken is tender.
Remove from heat and let the pressure drop by itself.
Open the lid and add garam masala and roast well.
Serve hot with rotis or rice.


Seena said...

nice recipe!
chicken with spinach, definitely healthy..

Asha said...

I agree with Seena.Delicious and healthy:)

Jyothi said...

Hi Neelam, even in my house also, chicken is all time favorite dish. But till never tried chicken with spinach. Nice and healthy combo. Great idea. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

Neelam said...

Thanks Seena, Asha and jyothi for your comments. Do try it, you will surely like it.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Chicken and spinach never tried together...Love it..