Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Indian Chicken With Spinach, Potatoes and Chickpeas

from Kirsten, on the Donut Shoppe again:

I also made this from WW online last night. I had it cold for lunch today (just added a squeeze of lemon, it was delicious). I didn't have all the spices, I just used cumin, cinnamon and garam masala, tasted wonderful. I also substitued Arugula for Spinach , I like it because it's peppery.

I'm going to make at least 1 main dish and 1 dessert from WW online every week so I'll share if they are good. Thanks Chemmy for the cooking light tip, I never heard of that before.


Indian Chicken With Spinach, Potatoes and Chickpeas
main meals

POINTS® Value: 8
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 25 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Flavorful Indian cuisine can be a breeze to make at home. But to make this dish even faster, use cubed, parboiled potatoes — with or without onions — found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores.

10 oz potato, red, white, red, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 1/2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic
15 1/2 oz canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
10 oz spinach, baby
1 tsp table salt, divided
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
8 oz low-fat plain yogurt
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, four 4 oz cutlets
In a large pot, cook potatoes in water until tender, about 15 minutes; drain and set aside.

In same pot, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until garlic begins to brown, about 1 minute. Add chickpeas; cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook, stirring, until almost wilted, about 2 minutes. Add back potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Stir. Remove from heat. Stir in yogurt and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine cumin, zest, remaining salt, coriander, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon oil. Rub over cutlets.

In a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Cook cutlets, turning once, until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Yields 1 chicken cutlet and about 3/4 cup potato mixture per serving.

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