The aromatic Indian spices give this quick, easy dinner tons of flavor without adding tons of fat. This healthy, 21 Day Fix approved meal is exactly what you need to get out of a dinner rut!
Well it’s that time for us again. The waiting game. Hopefully by this time next week, my family will know where we’re going to live next! It’s terrifying and exciting all at the same time. We were given a list of places to put in order and since sending that in, we’ve basically been over here biting our nails waiting for orders. There’s a reasonable chance that we could end up in Puerto Rico, so here’s to hoping for paradise (please cross all appendages)! There’s also a reasonable chance that we could end up in Alaska, so… sorry, Alaskans, I know it’s beautiful there and everything, and I’m sure visiting would be really great, but I’m just not sure how I’d like living there. I’m a cold girl by nature. Well, anyway, we’ll make the best of wherever we go and enjoy it for all it’s worth. Who knows, maybe I’ll love Alaska! I mean it’s unlikely, but not entirely impossible.
In the meantime, I thought I’d distract myself with my favorite pastime, making a dish that I’ve never ever made before, in this case, Saag Chicken. Every time I’ve ever had Saag, it’s been with Paneer (hard cheese) and not chicken, but we Fixers need our protein, am I right?
Before moving to Louisville, I’d never had Indian food. Many cities that we’ve lived in have had Indian restaurants, but none with a kid’s menu and we were always afraid that we’d get there and there wouldn’t be anything to feed the babes. At some Indian restaurants, even the rice is spicy and my kids just can’t take the heat (truth be told, neither can my husband). Anyway, we found an Indian restaurant here that does have a kid’s menu, it’s limited, but it’s enough, and we really loved everything we ordered and have been back many times since.
I obviously had to do a little research for this dish and it’s basically a combination of several recipes across the web, to give you what I hope is relatively traditional and what I know is absolutely freaking delicious all while keeping this 100% 21 Day Fix approved. This was a pretty easy recipe to do this to. The things about restaurant versions that make them not-so-great for you is the crap-ton (yes, that’s metric) of oil that most places use to cook everything in. Anyway, this Saag came out so flavorful and amazing that I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys! The spice mixture is aromatic and absolutely perfect, just wait to you smell it cooking on your stove, you’re going to lose your minds. Bonus: it’s super easy and pretty darn quick, too. – I’d say 30 – 40 minutes or so. Check it out:
Add the frozen spinach and 1/3 cup of water to a pan heated to medium, stir every now and then until thawed and water has evaporated:
Meanwhile, brown the onions in the coconut oil. Once brown, add the garlic:
Mix together the raw chicken and the spices and add everything to the onions and garlic:
Once chicken is fully cooked, stir in the spinach, ginger and yogurt and cook until heated through:
Until it looks like this ↓ and that’s it! Then you can serve it with some brown rice, or if you want to use your carbs earlier in the day, maybe some cauliflower rice. This mixture is also pretty darn fab stuffed inside a pita (as I can happily attest as I devoured that for lunch yesterday).
If you make this recipe be sure to snap a pic and tag me @thefoodieandthefix on Instagram so I can check it out! It makes me ridiculously happy to see what you guys are making 🙂