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Chicken in Spinach Sauce Recipe

Chicken in Spinach Sauce Ingredients

Chicken in Spinach Sauce Recipe

  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 12 cardamom pods
  • 4 inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 4 dried hot chilies
  • 4 1/2 pounds skinless chicken pieces — cut into servings
  • 1/2 c golden raisins
  • 3/4 c plain yogurt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper — or to taste
  • 4 inch piece fresh ginger root — coarsely chopped
  • 4 fresh hot green chilies, with seeds — coarsely chopped
  • 2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 10 oz pack frozen chopped spinach — defrost and drain
  • 3/8 c grainy mustard

How to make Chicken in Spinach Sauce

  • Put oil in large wide nonstick pan and set over medium-high heat.
  • When oil is hot put in bay leaves cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, red chilies.
  • Stir.
  • Add chicken pieces and brown. Put in raisins, stir, put in yogurt, salt, black pepper and cayenne.
  • Stir and bring to simmer.
  • Cover tightly, turn to low and simmer for 15 minutes. While chicken simmers put ginger in the container of blender along with 3 tablespoons water; blend until it is a smooth paste.
  • Add green chilies and cilantro and continue to blend. Add lightly drained spinach. Blend briefly. Spinach should have coarse texture.
  • When chicken has cooked for 15 minutes remove cover and add green sauce. Stir.
  • Bring to a simmer cover again and cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  • Turn chicken a few time during this
    period. Remove hard spices before serving.

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