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Chicken Stir fry with Spinach

Super easy, rich flavor, one-pot Chicken Stir-fry with Spinach. This is a foolproof recipe that provides a good alternative to basic greens. It’s super healthy, light and simple.

Chicken Stir fry with Spinach

This recipe is a wonderful combination of Stir fry Chicken, Tomato sauce and Wilted Spinach mildly seasoned with salt and black pepper.  It makes a kind of country style meal with a cosmopolitan flair. It does not make an entire meal on its own but it is an excellent accompaniment to a Rice dish, a pasta dish or couscous.

Chicken Stir fry with Spinach in a plate

The steps for making this Chicken Stir fry with Spinach is pretty easy, Preheat some Oil in a pan, stir fry the Onions until it’s translucent, add the Chicken and season with some salt and Black pepper. Stir fry till the Chicken is browned. Stir in the Tomato sauce and cook for a bit. Add the Spinach and cook till wilted. A minute or two will do. That is it, your sauteed spinach is ready!

My daughter picking up the Chicken from my Chicken Stir fry with Spinach

This recipe is very versatile, you can add more or less spinach, same with the Chicken. You can also use kale in place of baby spinach. It works just as well. However, this meal is not meant to be overburdened with too many ingredients that is why I used only Salt and black pepper though, you are free to add a little more spices if you choose to but it’s best to keep it as light as you probably can.

Whatever adjustments you choose to make, don’t omit the Tomato sauce, it is very essential to the integrity of this dish!

Serve with your desired choice of meal or eat as is! By the way, if you don’t like Spinach, you can try my chicken and Vegetable stir fry – made with bell peppers and Tomatoes.

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Notes:

  • Baby Spinach is quite soft and it cooks so fast so it should not be left too long on the stove top. As soon as it’s wilted take it off the heat.
  • It’s ideal to use baby spinach but feel free to use any leafy greens of your choice.
  • In place of Tomato sauce, you can use fresh Tomatoes.
  • Don’t leave the baby spinach to cook for too long. The longer it cooks, the more it loses its nutrients. Leave it to wilt for about 2 minutes then take it off the heat.

Chicken stir fry with Spinach

Super easy, rich flavor, one-pot Chicken Stir-fry with Spinach. This is a foolproof recipe that provides a good alternative to basic greens. It's super healthy, light and simple.
4.88 from 8 votes
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Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: chicken, homemade, one pot, spinach
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Boneless Chicken Thigh Cut into little pieces
  • 1 lb Baby Spinach
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Oil

Instructions

  • Heat the Oil in a Pan, over high heat until shimmering. Add the Onions and Saute until it's translucent
  • Add the Chicken, season with Salt and black pepper and stir-fry until it's browned
  • Pour in the Tomato sauce and cook for another 5 minutes
  • Add the Spinach in handfuls and cook until it's wilted - about 1 or 2 minutes
  • Remove from heat immediately.
  • Serve over Rice, Yam, Couscous, Plantains, Quinoa.......Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 864mg | Potassium: 886mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 8790IU | Vitamin C: 30.5mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 3.6mg

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sandra

Monday 17th of February 2020

is raw chicken or the chicken was parboiled with ingredients

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

It's raw chicken (not the homebred chicken)

Pam Greer

Thursday 1st of August 2019

I love this easy, healthy chicken stir fry! It's also great with other tender greens!

Sara Welch

Thursday 1st of August 2019

This was such a quick and flavorful recipe! A restaurant worthy dish, indeed!

Dannii

Thursday 1st of August 2019

Chicken stir fry is always out go to for a quick and easy meal. I love this spinach heavy version.

Danielle

Saturday 10th of December 2016

My kids will love this! Thank you!!!

Lola Osinkolu

Monday 12th of December 2016

Sure friend! You are welcome. :)

Lola Osinkolu

Monday 30th of November -0001

Sure friend! You are welcome. :)

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