How to make Punjabi Lemon Chicken -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Lemon Juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Punjabi Lemon Chicken

Punjabi Lemon Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Punjabi Lemon Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 8 pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon 1

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1½ inch

  • Salt to taste

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 7

  • Fresh coriander leaves 10-12 sprigs


Step 1

Place chicken pieces in a bowl, add 2 tbsps lemon juice and salt and mix. Set aside to marinate for 2-4 hours.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds and ginger and sauté. Add onions to the pan and sauté till lightly coloured.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder and coriander powder and mix well. Make small slits on green chillies and add to the pan. Add chicken and mix well.

Step 4

Halve the lemon, remove seeds and add to the pan. Add 1 cup water and mix.

Step 5

Roughly chop 10-12 fresh coriander sprigs and add and mix well. When the water comes to a boil, cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes.

Step 6

You can also cook it in an oven at 160° C for 20-25 minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot with rice or bread.

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