Easy Indian Lemon Chicken

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"Given here is a homey comfort Indian chicken dish that will warm the soul."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (189.6 g)
  • Calories 297.1
  • Total Fat - 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 99.2 mg
  • Sodium - 118.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 41.6 g
  • Calcium - 104.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cut the Chicken into bite sized pieces and rub some turmeric and salt. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a skillet and add the chicken pieces.

Step 3

Saute until slightly golden and almost cooked.

Step 4

Add the crushed ginger and garlic. Saute for about a minute.

Step 5

Add turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala and red chili. Saute on medium heat until oil separates from the sides. Add the lemon juice.

Step 6

Beat the yogurt in a bowl. Take the skillet off the heat and mix the yogurt into the chicken.

Step 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.

Step 8

Serve hot with rice or roti!


No special items needed.

8 Reviews


This curry was flavoursome and oh so good. I used chicken thighs because they have more flavor and the rest of the recipe was exact. It’s a keeper


review by:
(14 Mar 2021)

Ari Jay


review by:
(12 Jul 2020)

Daily Inspiration

We love Indian dishes and this was very tasty. I took a tip from another reviewer and added some cauliflower and peas. Served over rice with a side salad.


(28 Feb 2020)


Such a tasty dish! I added an equal amount of frozen cauliflower to help soak up the sauce. (I thawed it, of course!!) DH liked it a lot!


review by:
(6 Dec 2019)


Into my Best of 2019 book. This is so easy and has so much flavor. We prefer dark meat, so I used boneless, skinless thighs instead of breasts. Served with rice and steamed carrot strips. Will be making this again.


review by:
(6 Feb 2019)


Very good! Lovely flavored Indian chicken that was delicious with Jasmine rice on the side.


(5 Feb 2019)

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