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Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan) or Gas Mark 4. Prepare the Juicy Butter Chicken according to the cooking instructions on pack.
Peel and chop the potatoes into chunks. Parboil the potatoes for 8 minutes, then drain and set aside. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook until caramelised. Crush the garlic and add to the onions.
Add the potatoes to the onions and garlic and continue to cook until the potatoes take on a little colour.
Add the spinach to the pan, mix gently until the spinach has wilted. Serve with So Juicy Butter Chicken with the saag aloo. Ensure that the chicken is fully cooked through and piping hot.
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To whoever wrote the Instructions, I had to take some advice from some of the previous Comments, The instructions I found confusing, the Packet says one thing, the online instructions say DIFFERENT, I wont be buying again. VERY DISSAPOINTED
No mention of water on packet ? I assume I have to put water in the bag as it's mentioned in recipe here, very confusing!
Doing the chicken at the moment but that sag aloo recipe is a complete joke !!! No seasonings or spices no wonder people are saying its bland.suggest you look up alternative recipes of which there are plenty on the internet.Dos not encourage me to use any more of your products if that is the best you can come up with.
Cooking instructions need working on have spent 10 mins working out if I need to add the potatoes to the bag.
Easy dish, served with the suggested saag aloo, which i used sweet potato also sugar snap peas on the side, lovely healthy colourful dish.
The cooked chicken was great, the potatoes a little on the bland side, so next time I added a bit of chilli. Tasted much better, but still could do with something else?
Chicken cooked in the bag was lovely. Saag Aloo recipe was okay, wouldn’t make it again, but bland and the cooking instructions are terrible. My husband and I had half the chicken today and will be having tomorrow with couscous which will probably be much nicer.
Buttered chicken was lovely…shame about the sag aloo recipe though. I recommend part boiling the potatoes first, and adding seasoning (I used Cajun spices, cumin, garlic pepper and coriander) or it’s a bit tasteless. I’d ignore recipe as there’s much better saag aloo recipes to do to go with this
The butter chicken is lovely but I might find a different recipe for the saag aloo... Without any spices it's a bit plain.
I agree with M Wright. Recipes used to be on the back of the packet. Not making it as easy as they used to be. Still delicious.
We use a lot of the Maggi cooking bags and are never let down. Easy to use and taste great. Is a shame that the recipe isn't listed on the back of the packet, would save some time.
Thanks to reading everyone elses comments before starting I saved myself a lot of grief. Par boiled potatoes, removed a shelf from oven and now have a delicious meal. Maggi instructions could have been clearer.
Didn't know whether to cook or not cook the potatoes. So it's like a game of roulette with this recipe! Then trying to leave a comment with this 'captcha'!! Jeezo!!
Almighty bang from the oven, thought the element had failed but no, the bag inflated and popped, ended up with a rather dry chicken. Won't be buying another cook in the bag product.
It was very nice. But as others have commented, lack of instructions which spoils a good product. I don't think I have ever bought a product that lists ingredients and doesn't tell you what to do with them. Fortunately I read the packet beforehand and had time to find the instructions online.
Misleading information on Butter Chicken packaging. "Shopping list" implies extra ingredients are NEEDED but they're for this 'hidden' (online) recipe for a side dish. Thanks for wasting my time and money, I'll purposefully buy a competitor brand from now on.
why only half a recipe on the pack, ridiculous. when i did finally find the secret part of the recipe, didnt say if the potatoes were supposed to be cooked first or not. very poor information.
Absolutely gorgeous. I did add a diced carrot to chicken and some spices to potatoes. This meal could be served in a fancy restaurant.
Very easy to do and tasty. Couldn't get any spinach so used very finely sliced white cabbage instead and cooked for a few minutes longer. Would definitely make again.
Yes, the chicken was superb, very soft, juicy and tasty. We will be making this a regular in our house. We were able to improve the saag aloo by adding half a teaspoon of salt, black onion seeds, cumin seeds and kashmiri chilli powder. The combination of the butter chicken and saag aloo makes a great change to rice. Great product, thank you :-)
Haven’t tried it yet , just in process of cooking it but I just wanted to say that I think it’s bad that you have to go online to find out rest of recipe, I’m lucky to have internet access but what about the people who don’t I nearly put everything in bag to cook as with most of the other Maggi bag cooks , it's only because I read all the way through the steps on packet I found out .shame as it will put me off buying other maggi packets
I really enjoyed this Butter Chicken but found the herb flavour in the dish very strong and a taste that I wouldn't normally assciate with a butter chicken dish. Nevertheless we did enjoy the dinner. Just found the name of the dish a bit misleading.
We absolutely loved this...hubby even licked his plate! Will definitely be cooking again. I diced my potatoes as instructed on packet...I naively thought I was going to cook it all together in the bag!! I started cooking my onions in a frying pan when chicken went in oven and cooked as above. I left a lid on frying pan pan over a low heat, stirring occasionally until 10 minutes before chicken was ready...then I added spinach to pan, stirred it through and replaced lid. ( I used frozen spinach thawed on defrost in microwave whilst cooking onions...find this much cheaper and less wasteful than using fresh spinach.) My potatoes were great... soft and slightly crispy on edges.
Yes. We enjoyed it verymuch, however like Susan you deffintately need to par boil potatoes first.
Like Jamie the chicken was so easy to cook in the bag but the potatoes need to be parboiled they took forever to cook.
Really liked the chicken but the instructions need to be more clear for the potato dish? The potato’s would be better par boiled before. Will make again but maybe just with rice
I did like the meal. The meat was on point. The potatoes however were abit hard. I will have to learn to leave the lid on more as they didn’t cook very well. The chicken was nice and tender and juicy and flavoursome. I am happy to try again. New pan maybe required for frying as it was sticking. Overall a great dish to try again in the future.
I don't normally do chicken like this but bought the packet by mistake. Not wanting to waste it u pushed ahead full throttle and followed the recipe for Saag Aloo. Glad i did as this was a very enjoyable meal and we will definitely be enjoying it again soon.
Made this today with the Saag Aloo. Used sweet potatoes as they cook quicker than white potatoes. I also threw in some left over cherry tomatoes with the chicken. We all absolutely loved the taste and will definitely be making this again.
Need more information on the potatos? Are the chopped? peeled? Sliced? I don't see how a hole potato is going to cook in a little oil. Im going yo have rice instead lol. But this butter chicken is lush! Had it before so yummy. Just wish I would try the hole recipe
The recipe, if you can call it that needs more information! Are the potatoes chopped, diced, cubed, pre boiled or what???? My meal was a complete flop. 😓 Not helpful.
Chicken was excellent, but saag Aloo recipe needs more details, you need add that the potatoes need boiling before going in the pan. Not helpful
Sooo good added some cauliflower pieces I had in the fridge, clean empty plates perfect.
I thought this was brilliant, had the maggi sachet in the cupboard a while, thought I'd slap it together. Saw on the recommendation to have the aloo with it, went for it, not disappointed at all. Despite the below comment you don't need water with the potatoes, just follow the instructions and cook the potatoes low and slow, I halved the potatoes then sliced' em to about half a cm thick, spot on. Just added a little paprika, pepper, garlic powder and a splash of soy to the aloo to make it a little richer otherwise go for it, it's easy, tasty and relatively clean eating.
Terrible recipe missing an important step to add water to the pan with the potatos in order to cook them properly. Frying takes an age!
Has anyone ever replaced the meat for another? For example this is a juicy butter chicken, so could i swap the chicken for lamb?
Really enjoyed this butter chicken and saag aloo was a first and fantastic alternative to rice.