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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chicken Paneer

It's been a long while since I have made a post. Between driving back and forth to San Antonio to meet up with MC, well, its been a little hard to cook and place posts onto the blog.

As some of the previous posts, this dish is inspired by Indian cuisine. I love to use these spices, especially since I want to use that expensive cardamom that I bought a while ago. Don't be afraid of cooking something as unique as this dish. I really do like unique dishes such as this one. Hope you enjoy and try cooking it for yourself!


1 tbsp olive oil
3 chicken breasts
2 cups Spinach
1 onion, minced
1 bell pepper, minced
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 cup paneer or similar cheese
1/2 cup yogurt

Heat up a pan with the olive oil. Make sure you dice the veggies.

Dice the chicken. Add both the chicken and veggies to the heated pan. Add additional water or chicken stock to the mixture. For this example, I added water since I didn't have the stock. Personally, I prefer to use chicken stock.


Allow to mixture to cook. Add the garlic and spices to the mixture. Continue to stir and allow the spices to combine well with the chicken and veggies for about 5 minutes. Cover.


Add the spinach to the chicken. Allow the spinach to cook down.

Add the paneer to the mixture. Since I don't have a place close by that has paneer, you can get queso fresco, which I was able to purchase. Crumble the cheese and mix.

Finally, add the greek yogurt. I purchased greek yogurt as it makes this dish much more smooth. You might notice that you need to add more liquid. If you need to, add more chicken stock or some yogurt. This will make the dish rich. I had this with some pita bread and white rice.


  1. I love the addition of Greek yogurt - I'm always looking for ways to work it into food because it's so good for you. I don't eat a lot of Indian food and quite frankly, it intimidates me, but your step-by-step instructions give me renewed curiosity ;) I'm so glad you've had a chance to post again...

  2. Awww...thanks man! And when you think about it...its like you are having a salad with your chicken...this dish is really good (with the exception of the cheese)...but its tasty! And thanks for the support! :)

  3. That's what I love about spinach - it adds goodness to pretty much everything! :)

    BTW, I've nominated your blog for a Liebster Blog Award - because I love it and I think more people should be reading it! Check today's (Sunday) post for details... Great job, man, keep up the great posts...