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Lemon Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


Recipe for Indian style lemon chicken recipe thats easy and bachelor friendly. Lemon chicken recipe with step by step pictures.



To grind

  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger, peeled
  • 1/4 cup of water

For the Marinade

  • 1/2 kg chicken thighs with bone
  • 3 tablespoon plain yogurt / curd
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 green chillies, chopped (add more for spicy chicken)
  • Juice of half a lemon

Other Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon peanut oil / sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Juice of half a lemon


  1. Grind the onion, garlic and ginger with quarter cup of water to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Mix the chicken with the ground paste and the marinade ingredients. Mix well and marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. Add oil and the marinated chicken to a non-stick pan. Cook covered for 10 minutes. Cook for another 5 minutes without the lid.
  4. Add in the garam masala and toss well.
  5. When the chicken is starting to brown, add in the capsicum and the butter. Toss well to coat.
  6. Add in the lemon juice and switch off the flame.
  7. Serve hot!
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Appetizer / Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Indian