Wednesday 27 March 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Saag.........

I love chicken saag, a chicken curry with spinach, so endeavoured to convert a recipe for the slow cooker.   It worked really well, so happy to share.   Will be on the menu for my next dinner party :)

260g pack of fresh spinach
2.5cm piece of ginger
(or helper, tho I used the real thing for once)?
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 green chilli roughly chopped
(I used birds eye)
150ml water
1 tbs oil
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp black peppercorns
1 onion, finely chopped
4 tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped (boil in water to loosen skin for peeling)
2 tsp curry powder (I used medium)
1 tsp chilli power (I used hot)
3 tbs plain yoghurt (I used Greek 0% fat)
8 chicken thighs, skinned and boned, diced
More yoghurt and chilli powser to garnish
(I also added a bit of coriander that I had)

Wash the spinach then put straight into a pot and cook for 5 minutes with the lid on.    Put the spinach, ginger, garlic, chilli and 50ml of water in a food professor/blender, and whizz to a thick puree.

Heat the oill in a pan, add the bay leaves and peppercorns and fry for 2 mins.  Stir in the onion and tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes.   Stir in the curry and chilli powders, spinach puree and 100ml of water, then add the yoghurt 1 tbs at a time, stirring in between.

Finally, add the chicken and ensure coated with the sauce.  Tip into the slow cooker and cooker between 6 and 8 hours.  

Drizzle with more yoghurt and dust with chilli powder and serve with whatever you like! 

Amazing flavours and made loads, plenty for 4+!

Enjoy, all feedback gratefully appreciated :)
Annie x


  1. I've never heard of chicken saag - definitely sounds like something I'd like to try!