How to make Crackling Spinach Chicken -

Deep-fried chicken cooked in a sauce and served topped with crackling spinach.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Crackling Spinach Chicken

Crackling Spinach Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Crackling Spinach Chicken Recipe

  • Spinach shredded and deep-fried 1 cup

  • Boneless chicken legs cut into cubes 450 grams

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + for deep-frying

  • White pepper powder to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli flakes 2 teaspoons

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1-2 tablespoons

  • Ginger chopped ½ tablespoon

  • Celery stick chopped ½ medium

  • Onion cut into cubes and layers separated 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander stems chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 1 tablespoon

  • Dried red chillies diagonally sliced 4-5

  • Sesame seeds (black) toasted ¼ cup


Step 1

Put chicken in a bowl, add pepper powder, salt, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 tablespoon spring onion greens, 1 teaspoon chilli flakes, mix and set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes. Add cornstarch and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan.

Step 3

To prepare sauce, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger and saute for 30 seconds. Add celery and saute for 30 seconds. Add remaining garlic and saute till golden.

Step 4

Add onion and saute till translucent. Add coriander stems and toss to mix. Add some water and mix well. Add remaining soy sauce, ½ teaspoon chilli flakes and fried chicken and toss to mix.

Step 5

Add 1 teaspoon sugar and toss to mix. Add remaining chopped spring onion greens and mix well. Place the chicken on a serving plate.

Step 6

To prepare crackling spinach, heat sesame oil in a non-stick pan. Add dried red chillies, fried spinach, remaining chilli flakes, sesame seeds and remaining sugar and toss.

Step 7

Serve the chicken hot topped with crackling spinach.

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