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North Indian-Style Spinach Chicken

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Prep time 35 mins
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces cremini or button mushrooms, quartered
  • 2-in. piece fresh ginger
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons each ground coriander and cumin
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds boned, skinned chicken thighs, cut into 1-in. chunks
  • 1 cup diced canned tomatoes
  • 1 pound baby spinach
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 565
  • caloriesfromfat 59 %
  • protein 35 g
  • fat 37 g
  • satfat 8.3 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 7.9 g
  • sodium 1384 mg
  • cholesterol 143 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 6- to 8-qt. pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add fenugreek seeds; sizzle 2 seconds, then stir in onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, mince ginger and garlic.

  2. Add ginger, garlic, turmeric, cayenne, coriander, cumin, and salt to pot; sizzle a few seconds. Add chicken and cook, stirring often, 3 minutes, or until no longer pink on the outside. Add tomatoes and simmer, covered, 8 minutes.

  3. Stir in spinach and simmer, covered, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, chop enough cilantro leaves and tender stems to yield 1 cup. Stir into pot, along with lemon juice. Serve with cooked rice.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.