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Coconut Chicken Spinach Curry Recipe

Spinach Chicken Coconut Curry 2

This is my daughter Leanna’s favourite dish.  And I love to make it for two reasons.  First of all, it is incredibly healthy.  Spinach is dense in so many vitamins and minerals and loaded with flavonoids which act as antioxidants and protect your body from damage caused by free radicals.  Of course there are the health benefits from the lycopene found in cooked tomatoes.   There are studies that show that people who have diets rich in lycopene have a lower chance of certain types of cancers.   This recipe also calls for turmeric, which contains curcumin.  Curcumin is a strong antioxidant and has powerful anti-inflammatory effects on the body.  I really can’t say enough about how healthy this curry is.

Spinach Chicken Coconut Curry 3 (1)

The second reason why I love to make this dish for my family is that it is so easy to make.   If you are new to making curry and want to try something really simple, this spinach curry is your best bet.

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A couple of tips:  The recipe calls for crushed ginger and garlic.  I would highly recommend that you do not use the bottled pre-crushed variety.  It just doesn’t taste right.  I just use a super fine grater and grate the ginger and garlic.  It doesn’t take much longer and tastes way better.  Another important thing to remember is to not add the coconut milk until the last two minutes of cooking.  If coconut milk is cooked too much it will curdle, which will make your curry look pretty gross!  So remember, add the coconut milk last.  You do want it to cook for just a couple of minutes however, since it will break down into oil and add flavour to the dish.

Spinach Chicken Coconut CurryI hope you enjoy this recipe and I would love to hear from you in the comments below.


Coconut Chicken Spinach Curry
Print Recipe
Also known as Bhaji Jo Saak, Bhaji Nu Saak, Bhaji Nu Saag
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Coconut Chicken Spinach Curry
Print Recipe
Also known as Bhaji Jo Saak, Bhaji Nu Saak, Bhaji Nu Saag
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Blend tomato with optional jalapeno pepper.
  2. Dice chicken into 1 inch cubes.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a large pot on medium heat until its fully melted. Add chicken and sauté with the garlic, ginger salt and turmeric for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add blended tomato/jalapeno mixture to pot and cook until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add spinach to the pot. It may not all fit at once, so get as much as you can in there and cover with lid. Wait a few minutes for the spinach to shrink, stir and add the rest. Cook until spinach is a dark green colour.
  6. Add the fresh lemon juice and cocount milk and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Serve with rotli, on top of rice, or alone as a soup.
Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Chicken Spinach Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 578mg 24%
Potassium 575mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 522%
Vitamin C 146%
Calcium 29%
Iron 49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Please Note that these are just estimates calculated from the raw ingredients in the recipe.

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