Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chicken Saagwala and Steamed Rice

A quick dinner for us tonight but something tasty was required. I normally only like a curry if it's slow cooked or made in a traditional way, but I came across this recipe on the Weight Watchers website and just wanted to try it.

I must say very easy, very quick and very tasty. And of course the bonus factor is that the rice is incorporated into the ProPoints value.

Chicken Saagwala
(recipe adapted from Weight Watchers Australia)

Serves: 4
ProPoints per serve: 11

1 1/4 cups basmati rice
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500 grams lean chicken breast fillet, diced
2 medium fresh tomatoes, diced
1/2 teaspoon chicken stock powder
1/2 cup hot water
375 ml can Light and Creamy Evaporated Milk
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 tablespoon water
4 cups baby spinach
2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped

Bring a large saucepan of water to boil and cook rice according to the packet directions. Drain and set aside.

Place curry powder, coriander, cumin and garlic in a non stick frying pan. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cook, stirring over medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until fragrant. Add chicken to the pan and toss to coat.

Combine stock powder with water, mix well.

Add tomatoes and stock. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Uncover and stir to combine.

Reduce heat to low and add evaporated milk. Stir to combine.

Combine cornflour and water, mix well.

Add the cornflour mixture to the curry and continue to stir until slightly thickened.

Add the spinach, mix well. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add coriander and simmer for 1 minute. Serve with rice.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Cate said...

Looks very yummy - will have to try this one!!

My Restaurants Melbourne said...

This looks to good to be true fora weight watchers recipe, will have to try this one now

Jo said...

LOL this one was even nice for lunch the next day - the girls in the office were impressed just by the aroma!!!