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Lemon Chicken.

Lemon chicken; is a quick and easy spicy citrusy chicken fry, especially when you do not have "time" to marinate the chicken for a few hours...15 minutes of marination and the chicken is juicy, tender, and soft.

For a quick appetizer; this is my go to recipe.....the lemon juice makes the chicken tender and juicy....and yes you need lots of lemon!!

There is nothing extra in the recipe other than Kashmiri chilly powder, turmeric, pepper, ginger/garlic, salt.....and lots and lots of lemon juice!

Note: Kashmiri Chilly is what I recommend for this it has less heat and rich color.
Author: Nisa Homey
Chicken: About 300 gms, cut into small pieces.
Kashmiri Chilly powder: 2 heaped tsp.
Pepper Powder: 1/2 tsp.
Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp.
Lemon: Juice of 3 lemon.
Salt: 1/2 tsp or as needed.
Coconut oil for frying: As needed.

Squeeze out the lime into a bowl, add Kashmiri chilly powder, pepper, turmeric, and salt...mix well. Then add the chicken . Mix everything together. Keep for 10-15 minutes.....the lime juice will make the chicken tender and juicy (if there is time marinate longer). Heat a pan with coconut oil and deep fry the chicken pieces.

Serve hot!!
Citrusy chicken is ready!!

Did you like this recipe, then here are few which you might like.....

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  1. Yummy. I can feel how tasty is this dish. Would love to try this for tonight diner.

  2. wow Coconut oil to fry the chicken....these chicken bites must be heavenly!

  3. Lemon chicken looks succulent and droolworthy.

  4. lemon chicken looks incredibly yummy

  5. Superb presentation. You are making me so hungry!

  6. G'day! This looks SO yum, true!
    Your recipe (based on your photo) is now on my list to do!
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. That lemon chicken looks super delicious. Can't wait to try it. :)

  8. I can feel the taste...mmm...lemoney ;)...Love it. Will try it

  9. Lemon chicken is a hit at our house - this is going to be tried very soon! Pinning right now. :) Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays. :)

  10. Looks yummy. Beautifully presented.

  11. I'm sold! These look fabulous! Pinning it!

  12. nisa i tried this and it was a great success......

  13. These look wonderful and sound delicious. Can't wait to try some on my next gathering.

  14. My all time fav is chicken. Even if u give me chicken everyday i will not be bored. And this lemon chicken is making me mad. Awesome. Thanks for sharing. Great job.

  15. So tender and juicy chicken yum yum :)

  16. That looks wonderful! Happy to find another way to use oh-so-convenient boneless skinless chicken breasts.

  17. Nisa, these little chicken bites look outstanding! :) Can't wait to try them! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

  18. As usual, another yummy n quick Nisa marvel! Your recipes are definitely a saviour lot for working moms like me where I am appreciated for my cooking skills by husband, kids and guests! Keep up the good work!


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