Punjabi Lemon Chicken

Tangy chicken full of lemony flavour. A melt in your mouth chicken recipe with a lemony kick. Punjabi lemon chicken made with citrus juices. A melt in your mouth chicken recipe with a lemony kick. Delicious and quick Indian stir fry chicken recipe using lemon, yoghurt and spices! This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Punjabi Lemon Chicken
Main Ingredients Chicken, Lemon Juice
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 3.30-4 hour
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Punjabi Lemon Chicken

  • 750 grams Chicken cut into 8 pieces on the bone
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1½ inch Ginger chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 medium Onions sliced
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 7 Green chillies
  • 10-12 sprigs Fresh coriander leaves


  1. Place chicken pieces in a bowl, add 2 tbsps lemon juice and salt and mix. Set aside to marinate for 2-4 hours.
  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.
  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.
  4. Halve the lemon, remove seeds and add to the pan. Add 1 cup water and mix.
  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.
  6. You can also cook it in an oven at 160° C for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with rice or bread.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2030
Carbohydrates 190.5
Protein 27.2
Fat 127.9
Other Fiber Iron: 11