Easy Indian Lemon Chicken #SundaySupper

The weather is finally warming up and the days are absolutely gorgeous! The fresh produce during Spring is such a welcome sight with vibrant fruits and vegetables all around!Its also the time when citrus fruits are in abundance.Today being ‘Lemon and Oranges Day’ our Sunday Supper has teamed up to bring you some great citrus recipe ideas!I love citrus in my foods and desserts and the recipe I’ve got for you today is a tangy,easy and super quick chicken dish that tastes like spring in every bite!

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Its ideal for this weather when you feel like having fresh and light meals.It takes no time to cook since we’re using Chicken Breasts.The process is fairly simple and starts off with sautéing the chicken pieces rubbed with a little salt and turmeric until slightly brown.The spices and yoghurt are then added to create a lovely sauce that you can scoop up with roti or rice!

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This is a recipe developed especially for this #SundaySupper and it was a hit with the taste testers aka hubby and kids!I’ve tried to keep it very simple yet flavorful and I’m very glad it turned out this good :)

Easy Indian Lemon Chicken #SundaySupper


  • Boneless Chicken Breasts-2 pieces (6-8oz each)
  • Crushed Ginger-2 tsp
  • Crushed Garlic-2 tsp
  • Turmeric-1 tsp
  • Grund Cumin-2 tsp
  • Ground Coriander-2 tsp
  • Garam Masala-1 tsp
  • Red chili(paprika)-1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice-2 tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Yoghurt-1 cup (beaten)
  • Oil-2 tbsp


  1. Cut the Chicken into bite sized pieces and rub some turmeric and salt.Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet and add the chicken pieces.
  3. Saute until slightly golden and almost cooked.
  4. Add the crushed ginger and garlic.Saute for about a minute.
  5. Add turmeric,cumin,coriander,garam masala and red chili.Saute on medium heat until oil separates from the sides.Add the lemon juice.
  6. Beat the yoghurt in a bowl.Take the skillet off the heat and mix the yoghurt into the chicken.
  7. Bring it back on the heat and keep stirring the whole mixture until it comes to a boil.Reduce the heat and continue to cook for about 2 minutes.Garnish with coriander.
  8. Serve hot with rice or roti!

This event is hosted by our lovely Jen from Juanita’s Cocina !Scroll down for some amazing Citrus recipes and ideas and get inspired!

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  1. says

    Wow its simple. I tried it at home, it was delicious. I used small size chicken breast to marinate for 4 hours in refregerator. Rest of the procedure, i followed you. Thanks for this great Lemon chicken recipe.

  2. says

    Your chicken brings back happy childhood memories, Soni. My nanny used to cook something similarly delicious looking and sounding. Another keeper recipe from Soni’s Food!

  3. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

    This sounds incredible! I have just pinned it and can’t wait to try it!!! I’ve always been a bit hesitant to try certain dishes that have a ton of spices, but this one seems very doable. Thanks for the recipe… just beautiful! 😉


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