• Serves 4
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


An easy chicken dinner to whip up mid week with a good serve of veggies in it. If you like your sauce creamier or have kids that fuss about greens, puree the spinach sauce in step 5.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets, diced
  • 250g frozen spinach
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Defrost frozen spinach.
  2. Pour flour into a bag and season with salt and pepper. Add chicken pieces and shake to coat. Remove and shake off any excess flour - put in a bowl.
  3. Heat oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a frypan. Fry chicken until golden brown. Remove and put aside.
  4. Cook spinach in the chicken stock in a small saucepan for about 5 mins.
  5. Add remaining 1 tablespoon of butter to frypan and sauté garlic briefly. Add spinach and stock, nutmeg and garam masala and simmer for 2 mins.
  6. Stir in the sour cream, then return the chicken to the pan and simmer gently until the sauce thickens (about 2-3 mins).
  7. Serve with rice.


Saag just means a mildly spiced, green spinach sauce.

  • Very very nice. Would definitely make this again. Thumbs up especially from my teenage son and my husband.


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  • This looks very heart and yummy. I think my toddler will also like this one as he loves food with spices.

    • It really does look very hearty and comforting.


  • stellar dish – I have all these ingredients in the house YUM


  • Sounds so yummy!! Will definitely be giving this a go!!


  • Great idea to purée the spinach. My son went through a phase of not wanting to have chunks of spinach in his food, but would eat the barely detectable frozen spinach when put through things. Great recipe also


  • An interesting chicken recipe that I would love to make; thanks for sharing!.


  • This looks & sounds delicious! I love spinach but haven’t tried making anything like this before – a must-try for me. Thanks!!


  • PS. for a healthier alternative you could substitute the sour cream with natural yoghurt :)


  • YUM!! I love Indian food!


  • Yum! Next meal I make ! Hopefully!


  • This looks delicious can’t wait to try it.


  • I had never heard the name saag before! The addition of sour cream makes the dish very different. Nice!1


  • Looks so tasty!


  • I love saag. Thank you so much for posting this. I’ve never made it myself – I’ve always bought it – so I can’t wait to make this. :-)


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