PointsPlus Chicken Saagwala Recipe

PointsPlus Chicken Saagwala Recipe
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Chicken Saagwala
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Chicken Saagwala

Check out this quick and easy Indian-inspired dish, packed with flavor and just the right amount of spice.

4
Servings
572
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the rice

  • 1 1/2  cup  basmati rice
  • 1/2  onion, diced
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1/2  bay leaf

For the chicken

  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 4  teaspoons  mild curry powder
  • 1  teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 2  tablespoons  ginger, chopped finely
  • medium-sized cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1  pound  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 ½-inch cubes
  • large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 10  ounces  fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/4  cup  water
  • 2  tablespoons  cilantro, chopped

Directions

For the rice

Cook the basmati rice according to the package directions together with the onion, cinnamon, and bay leaf. Remove the spices and set the rice aside.

For the chicken

Place 1 tablespoon of the oil, curry powder, coriander, cumin, ginger, and garlic in a large nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until toasted and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add the remaining oil and the chicken to the skillet and stir to coat with the spiced oil.

Add the tomatoes to the skillet; cover and cook for 10 minutes. Uncover the skillet and stir to combine. Add the spinach to the skillet; cover and cook for 5 more minutes. Uncover the skillet and stir to combine. Add the salt, water, and cilantro to the skillet and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and serve over rice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
84mg
28%
Carbohydrate, by difference
73g
56%
Protein
36g
78%
Vitamin A, RAE
237µg
34%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
319µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
182mg
18%
Choline, total
106mg
25%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
91µg
23%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
180mg
56%
Manganese, Mn
5mg
100%
Niacin
17mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
555mg
79%
Selenium, Se
29µg
53%
Sodium, Na
231mg
15%
Water
172g
6%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

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