Syn Free Chicken and Spinach Curry | Slimming World (2023)

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Fancy Curry? Serve this delicious Chicken and Spinach Curry for dinner tonight. The whole family will enjoy this.

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I love adding spinach to curries, it's a super easy way of adding speed foods to a dish, and so quick too, as it's done in just a couple of minutes, just stir it through any cooked curry or pasta dish till wilted down and you are done.

Plus spinach has lots of vitamins and nutrients, so is a super healthy iron-rich speed food to choose. I always add a bag of spinach to my shopping cart each week when on our grocery shop.

Perfect for breakfast with eggs or sausage, in soups, pasta, raw as a salad and of course in this delicious Chicken and Spinach Curry.

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If you are wondering what other recipes you can enjoy that contain spinach, check out some of these:

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  • Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pie
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  • Syn Free Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata
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Whenever I make chicken curry, I prefer thigh meat over chicken breast, it just stays a lot more tender and takes on more of the flavour of the delicious blend of spices.

In this Chicken and Spinach curry, I use ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, fresh green chilli and garam masala (a unique blend of Indian spices, commonly found in curry dishes). These are typical ingredients that you will find in most curry dishes, so if you enjoy curry, I recommend having these spices in your spice cupboard.

It's a cheaper, more budget-friendly option to buy these from an Indian grocer too in large spice bags, rather than little jars from the grocery store. I go through these type of spices far too quickly.

I keep my spices in plain jars like these156ml Nutley’s Jarswhich you can get on Amazon in packs of 6, 12, 24 and even 48.

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They are slightly bigger than your standard spice jar, so are a better option for storing larger quantities of spices.

Then I love these little chalkboard labels, which you can stick on the jars and write the name of the spice onto the label. I prefer ones with a chalkboard pen, as it doesn’t smudge off as easily as just plain white chalk.

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A perfect storage solution for all your spices and they look quite neat and pretty too with the labels. I am a sucker for pretty things.

Instead of chopped tomatoes, I prefer to use passata (or crushed tomatoes) in this Chicken and Spinach Curry, as they make a better gravy to the curry sauce. I hate curry that is too watery.

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Chicken and Spinach Curry

Yield: SERVES 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Create this delicious and flavoursome Chicken and Cauliflower Curry in your own home for the perfect Indian Fakeaway Meal.

Ingredients

  • 600g/21oz chicken thighs (all visible fat removed), chopped into bitesize pieces
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 5 big handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1-2 fresh green chillis, sliced in half lengthways
  • ½ tsp of garam masala
  • 1 cup (240ml) of passata (or crushed tomatoes)
  • 1 cup (240ml) of chicken stock
  • Cooking Oil Spray

Instructions

Stove Top

  1. Spray a large frying pan with some cooking oil spray, place over medium heat and add the onion, garlic, fresh ginger, carrot and cook until softened.
  2. Add the chicken and cook until lightly browned
  3. Add all the spices and chilli's and mix to evenly coat.
  4. Add the passata and stock and bring to the boil
  5. Reduce heat and simmer covered for approx 45 mins. Until chicken is cooked through and sauce has reduced down.
  6. Add the spinach and stir until wilted.
  7. Serve with your choice of sides.
  8. Enjoy!!

Instant Pot

  1. Set instant pot to saute mode, once hot, spray with cooking oil spray and fry the onion, carrots, garlic and ginger.
  2. Add the chicken and lightly brown.
  3. Add all the spices and stir to coat.
  4. Add the stock and passata.
  5. Add lid, close valve and set to 8 mins manual high pressure.
  6. Allow the pressure to release naturally.
  7. Stir in the spinach just till wilted.
  8. Enjoy

Slow Cooker:

  1. If you prefer to follow the first few steps on the stove and then transfer all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Stir through spinach when cooked.

Notes

This recipe is Dairy Free, Paleo, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

  • Slimming World - syn free per serving
  • WW Smart Points - 3
  • Paleo - use ghee and serve withRoasted Cauliflower Rice
  • Gluten Free - use gluten free stock

Add a more authentic Indian taste by using 1 tablespoon of ghee (6 syns) instead of cooking oil - works out as 1.5 syns per serving.

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Nutrition Information

Yield 4Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per ServingCalories 230Total Fat 8.3gSaturated Fat 2.2gCholesterol 125mgSodium 497mgCarbohydrates 12.5gFiber 2.9gSugar 6.1gProtein 31.8g

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