Simple Palak Chicken Recipe: Step by Step

Last Updated on July 29, 2020 by hungryoungwoman

This Palak Chicken recipe is delicious and makes for an easy main course! The best part? It is also a keto friendly chicken recipe and fully abides by anyone’s current diet! 

When making the recipe this time, I tried to use a simple hack that worked wonderfully! I am not usually the one to use frozen vegetables as I believe the flavor is compromised. However, this time I tried using the Frozen chopped spinach from Emborg and it worked like a charm! Good thing I don’t have to worry about always having fresh produce. Am I the only one who hasn’t cooked with frozen vegetables yet or do you do the same?

I’ve used their products before and always love them!

Let’s talk about the benefits of palak (spinach), other than being low-calorie, these leafy greens are beneficial for hair, bones, and skin. They are known to be a good source of iron like most green leafy vegetables.

If you don’t like eating them as a simple side (although it is quite delicious that way too!), I recommend creating some easy palak dishes that you can always turn too. Some of my favorite palak recipes are palak sabji, palak saag, aloo palak, or my most favorite palak paneer!

Recipe for palak chicken curry

How to Make Palak Curry Recipe

This recipe for palak chicken uses simple ingredients available in most households. The step by step palak chicken recipe is very easy to follow, it first starts with frying onion in oil and ghee.

After it turns golden, add ginger garlic paste, your spices, and tomatoes. I only use Mother’s Recipe or Shan when buying ginger garlic paste outside. Click here to see it.

Then, add in tomatoes and cook. When you see the tomatoes turning soft, that’s your cue to add in chicken or gosht if you want to make lamb palak.

When adding the frozen chopped spinach, do keep in mind to drain it entirely. You can also use fresh spinach chopped finely in case you prefer using fresh vegetables.

And that’s it! Like all my recipes, this recipe is quick and suitable for beginners! Read on for exact measurements…

Simple Palak Chicken Recipe

Palak Chicken

This Palak Chicken recipe is full of flavor and serves as a great main course for lunch or dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Indian Recipes, Palak Chicken, palak recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author hungryoungwoman


  • 2 cups onions
  • 2 cups tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 kg chicken cut into 12 pieces
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste


  1. Add ghee and oil to a pan at medium heat. Put in thinly sliced onions and fry till golden
  2. Add ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, and cumin powder. Fry for half a minute and add chopped tomatoes to the mixture

  3. Keep on heat till the tomatoes are soft and mushy. Then, add chicken and let cook for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste.

  4. Now, add the washed and drained Emborg Frozen Chopped Spinach to the chicken and keep the lid closed till you find the chicken cooked well. This should take around 20 minutes.
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve

Other alternatives: Palak dishes are delicious and quite easy to make. An alternative you can use for chicken is to make Palak Gosht (Meat). Of course, the palak gosht recipe will have a different cooking time as meat takes time to cook. However, to speed up the process, you can try cooking in a pressure cooker. Prestige is quite well-known and a brand I use personally. The pressure cooker is heavy duty and lasts a long long time! Click here to see it.

Click to see the best recipe for Palak Paneer here!

How to eat Palak Chicken

This dish can be eaten with rice or roti. If you notice carefully, I have used Arabic bread in the picture and it is because I sometimes pair my Indian curry with khubz when I’m not in the mood to make roti. Don’t you have those lazy moments too?

You may/may not add raita on the side. But trust me, this Palak Chicken is fantastic on its own and can be eaten alone if you’re on a keto diet like me.

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Do you like spinach/ palak dishes? What’s your favorite dish to make with spinach? Let me know! 

Until then, happy eating! xx

Disclaimer: This recipe has been sponsored by Emborg. I personally use 
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