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Curried Chicken Over Spinach
This is a great tasting dish that requires little work. The curry coconut complements the flavor of spinach and you can easily include more vegetables. Just increase the amount of sauce slightly and add along with the bell peppers.
Curried Chicken Over Spinach Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces (6oz each)
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 TBS fresh ginger chopped, or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 medium sized onion, cut in half and sliced
  • 1 medium sized red bell pepper julienne about 1 inch long
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, make sure it is mixed well before using
  • 4 bunches fresh spinach
  • salt & white pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil for spinach. While water is coming to a boil, cut chicken into bite sized pieces. Healthy Sauté onion in a medium sauté pan over medium low heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and fresh ginger and continue to sauté for another minute. Add turmeric, and curry and mix well. Add stock, chicken, and coconut milk. Simmer for 5 minutes and add bell peppers and other vegetables you desire. Cook until chicken is done, about another 5 minutes.
  2. While chicken is cooking, cut ends off the bunch of spinach all at once. Don't bother trying to do it one stem at a time. It will take you too long and it is not necessary. Rinse spinach well and drop into boiling water for just 1 minute. Strain and press dry. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place spinach on plates and top with chicken mixture.
Serves 4

For optimum flavor and nutrition serve with:


Nutritional Profile

Curried Chicken Over Spinach
1.00 serving
(327.25 grams)
Calories: 344

NutrientDRI/DV


 vitamin A102%


 protein89%





 copper41%

 folate39%


 iron36%




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In order to better help you identify recipes that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Recipe Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the recipes that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which Curried Chicken Over Spinach is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the recipe doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this recipe's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance back up to see the ingredients used in the recipe and the number of serving sizes provided by the recipe. Our nutrient ratings are based on a single serving. For example, if a recipe makes 4 servings, you would be receiving the nutrient amounts listed in the chart by eating 1/4th of the combined ingredients found in the recipe. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this recipe and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.

Curried Chicken Over Spinach
1.00 serving
327.25 grams
Calories: 344

NutrientAmountDRI/DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin B318.65 mg1176.1excellent
vitamin A914.94 mcg RAE1025.3excellent
vitamin C68.48 mg914.8excellent
protein44.43 g894.6excellent
selenium39.05 mcg713.7very good
vitamin B61.15 mg683.5very good
manganese1.33 mg673.5very good
phosphorus406.23 mg583.0very good
copper0.37 mg412.2good
folate155.17 mcg392.0good
magnesium144.44 mg361.9good
iron6.47 mg361.9good
pantothenic acid1.51 mg301.6good
vitamin B20.38 mg291.5good
potassium971.46 mg281.5good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Curried Chicken Over Spinach

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