Recipe Of The Week – Lemon Chicken


Wanna try a different chicken recipe? This is my mother in law’s wonderful recipe..  she is an amazing cook! ( and I am not saying to gain any brownie points 😉 ). Anyone who has ever had her food would agree!. I am truly blessed to have two wonderful cooks (my mother and mother in law) to inherit all these lovely recipes from, that I now share with you guys.

So, Lemon chicken was a new thing for me when I got married .. we never had anything like that in our family recipes…And I must tell you that eating it for the first time was like ‘Love At First Bite’ ;). I got the recipe from my mum in law and the first time I cooked  this for my family …the lemon chicken craze spread like wild fire …. I got requests for this recipe from so many people .. from my aunts,  to cousins to friends. (p.s. there are still some who are waiting for it and I told them it will be up on the blog soon! 😛 ). So here it is for you guys .. sharing my mum in law’s famous lemon chicken.

Lemon Chicken

Serves  about 3-4 people


  • 500 gm. Chicken
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 tsp. Ginger (julienned)
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Paste (or Powder)
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Coriander Powder (Dhanya)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Zeera)
  • 10 Whole Black Pepper (Kali mirch)
  • 1 Lemon (big)
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Green Chilies
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Coriander leaves (I save some for later for garnishing)
  • 2 -3 tbsp. Oil


  1. Fry onions in oil till golden brown. Then add black pepper and cumin seeds.
  2. Add chicken, ginger, garlic and fry for a few minutes. Then add turmeric, red chili powder, salt, coriander powder and tomatoes and cook covered on low heat till the chicken is tender.Collage3Collage4
  3. Then add the lemon slices, green chilies and coriander leaves and cover and cook for another 10 minutes. The lemon will soften and give a wonderful flavor and aroma to the chicken.Collage1
  4. That’s it! Done! Serve and enjoy with Naan/Roti.sel


Try it and I bet you will love it! Don’t forget to let me know how it turns out when u try! Till Next time.. Ciao!Collage2sel2



2 thoughts on “Recipe Of The Week – Lemon Chicken

  1. Sadafsunny

    I made it. The curry turned out v tasty but.. The lemon slices added a bitterness to the curry. So i’ve decided to use lemon juice instead next time.


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