Chicken In Creamy Lemon Sauce

Chicken cooked in a rich sauce made with cream and lemon juice This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chicken In Creamy Lemon Sauce

Main Ingredients Chicken legs, Fresh cream
Cuisine Fusion
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken In Creamy Lemon Sauce

  • 2 Chicken legs
  • for garnishing Fresh cream ¼ cup +
  • 3 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 Lemon
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1½ tablespoons Ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 medium Onions
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 15-20 Coriander roots washed
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander chopped
  • for garnishing Fresh coriander sprigs


  1. Cut the chicken leg on the joint into half.
  2. Place the chicken on a plate, marinate it with salt, half teaspoon crushed black peppercorns, turmeric powder, one tablespoon ginger-garlic paste, one teaspoon lemon juice and keep aside for fifteen to twenty minutes.
  3. Roughly cut the onions and add in a grinder jar. Also break the green chillies in the jar. Roughly chop the coriander roots and add. Grind it to smooth puree using a little water.
  4. Heat a non-stick deep pan, add 1 tablespoon butter, add the ground puree and cook till it changes to brown in colour.
  5. Add the remaining ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw aroma is gone. Deglaze the pan with some water if required.
  6. Heat another non-stick pan with remaining butter, and sear the chicken nicely from both the sides.
  7. Add the seared chicken with the pan juice in the gravy, add 1½ cups of water and mix well.
  8. Add salt and remaining crushed black pepper, cover and cook till the chicken is cooked.
  9. Open the lid and cook till the sauce thickens.
  10. Add the lemon juice, fresh coriander, zest of the lemon, mix and switch of the flame and finally add the fresh cream and mix again.
  11. Garnish it with fresh cream, lemon wedge and coriander sprigs. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 852
Carbohydrates 41.8
Protein 83.1
Fat 39.2
Other Fiber Fiber- 8.4gm