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. Crystal says:

    Super easy and delicious!

  2. 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.

  3. This looks lovely Soni. I must try this. sounds so flavrful. love the addition of yogurt in it !

  4. Awesome dish! I love anything citrus. This look so simple and yummy.
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  5. Sounds and looks really delicious! I don’t think I have making such chicken before.
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  6. Your dishes always looks so lush and delicious. This chicken dish looks so creamy and rich but I am sure the lemon lifts the dish so much… I can’t wait to try it :)
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  7. Looks lip-smackin’ good!
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  8. Looks and sounds utterly delicious :)

    Happy Easter!
    Choc Chip Uru
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  9. My brother was recently in India to visit with his gf. I am so jealous of the wonderful Indian food he got to eat there. He has been raving about it. Now I can make this wonderful dish and tell him I’ve had better.
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  10. Soni – this chicken looks scrumptious! I love the addition of the lemon! Great recipe!
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  11. Love the lemon and spices with the yogurt. Pinning now!
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  12. Looks fantastic, can’t wait to try out this recipe!
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  13. 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!

  14. This looks so yummy!! I love lemon chicken……!!

  15. 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! ;-)

  16. Sounds delicious and I love the presentation. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
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  17. Soni, your recipes always have me drooling. I love that you made an Indian lemon chicken! The colour of your dish is so vibrant – I can almost taste those fabulous spices through my computer screen.
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  18. I love meals like this that are quick to throw together and taste great! This looks like one that will go on the regular rotation!

  19. Wow! This is such a lovely recipe. I love citrus too and this looks amazing!
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  20. G’day! This dish looks simple and easy to do!
    Love it! Is now “on my list” to experience too!

    How do I join the #SundaySupper ? Is there a theme each week? Thank you! Cheers! Joanne
    Will let you know how I go when I make this shortly too!
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  21. This looks so easy to make and delish to eat!
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  22. I really respect your tastetesters opinions and think my tastetesters would really enjoy something that your tastetesters gave a high five to…
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  23. Delicious! This dish is definitely right up my alley. I love the beautiful color and the flavor must be fabulous.
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  24. I love lemon with chicken. This is lovely.
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  25. Never heard of indian lemon chicken before! Love it!
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  26. So simple and flavorful! What a delicious meal, Soni!
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  27. This looks fantastic! I love how simple it is :)
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  28. We’re big on making Indian dishes around here–especially when they’re not too complex (yes, biryani, you were worth all the effort)–truly can’t wait to give this one a try!
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  29. I love how delicious this looks and easy it is to make. I’m going to try it next week!

  30. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! And you know what I have everything I need to make this dish so I might give it a try for dinner tonight, seeing as how I felt uninspired with what I was going to be making. Hubby is going to be thrilled. :)
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  31. The color of this dish is absolutely stunning! It’s hard not to think of citrus when you see it!
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  32. That is one beautiful plate of food! I can almost taste those spices – yum!

  33. You had me at Indian—we love all Indian food and this dish is on my to-make-soon list. Thanks for sharing.
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  34. This is just the kind of thing I make for myself all the time, except that I don´t spicy it up like you did! Great, great recipe Soni!
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  35. I adore the spices in this dish. The turmeric gives it such a wonderful color too. I’m adding this to my Indian dishes to make list.
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  36. I love this recipe and I can’t wait to try. A hint of lemon to an Indian chicken dish, yum!
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  37. This looks DIVINE! I can understand why it was a hit! Thank you so much for participating today!
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