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Slow Cooker Chicken Saag Curry
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4.76 from 29 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Saag Curry

A mild and tasty slow cooker curry your family will love
Course Main Course
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 175kcal


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp of lazy ginger or 1 cm piece of real ginger grated
  • 0.5-1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Grinding of salt or more to your taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 500 g passata
  • 4 chopped chicken breasts or a pack of diced chicken thigh
  • 200 g spinach chopped if you like (I leave mine whole)


  • Brown onion, garlic and ginger in the oil.
  • When browned, add the spices except the garam masala and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the passata.
  • Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer. Add the garam masala.
  • Add the spinach and let it wilt. Stir to mix it in once wilted.
  • Pour the mixture into your slow cooker.
  • Add the chopped chicken and combine with the sauce.
  • Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  • Half an hour before the end, taste and add more garam masala if needed.
  • If you like, pull the chicken apart and stir into the sauce. This helps make the chicken go a bit further I find.
  • Serve with rice, poppadoms or naan bread and raita.


Alternative method for when you are short on time:
  1. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and all the spices into the slow cooker pot.
  2. Add the passata and mix to combine.
  3. Add the chicken and mix it into the sauce.
  4. Place the spinach on top.
  5. Then follow from point 8 above.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 1098mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5440IU | Vitamin C: 30.9mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 4.5mg