PointsPlus Chicken Saagwala Recipe

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PointsPlus Chicken Saagwala Recipe
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.

Ready in
38 m
4
Servings
498
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the rice

  • 1 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 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
  • 2 medium-sized cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 ½-inch cubes
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Protein
34g
68%
Carbs
65g
22%
Vitamin A
372µg
41%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin B6
1mg
64%
Vitamin C
31mg
51%
Vitamin D
1IU
N/A
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
358µg
100%
Calcium
133mg
13%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
168µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
431µg
100%
Folic acid
155µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
35%
Magnesium
124mg
31%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
15mg
74%
Phosphorus
390mg
56%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
1086mg
31%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.3%
Sodium
353mg
15%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
40.2%
Zinc
2mg
15%