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Lemon Chicken Curry

Lemon Chicken Curry

The combination of lemon and a fragrant bouquet of spices makes this a memorable dish that will fill your home with its aroma. It’s based on an Indian dish that is comfort food to many. One delicious bite and you’ll be convinced.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 8 chicken thighs

Marinade

  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper crushed
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 lemon juice only

Curry

  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pieces of cinnamon bark
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2- inch fresh ginger minced
  • 4 green finger hot chilies seeded and diced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups chopped cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 lemon zest & juice
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock

Instructions
 

Marinade

  • Add the ingredients for the marinade to a medium sized bowl, except the lemon juice. Toss to mix.
  • Add the chicken thighs and toss to coat. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and coat as evenly as you can.
  • Cover and set in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes.

Curry

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet, and brown the chicken thighs at a medium-high setting.
  • Once browned, remove the chicken and set aside for now. Drain all but about 3 tablespoons of oil from the skillet, but leave any brown bits that you can at the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the cinnamon bark to the hot oil and saute for about 30 seconds.
  • Next comes the ginger and garlic, stirring and cooking for another 30 seconds.
  • Add the chillies to the mix for another 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle in the cumin, salt, and Cayenne pepper, then the chopped cilantro. Continue to cook at a medium setting for about another minute.
  • Add the lemon juice and zest and chicken stock to the skillet. Cook for another minute, until heated thoroughly.
  • Return the chicken thighs, and any juices on the plate, to the pan, and simmer until the meat is thoroughly cooked, or about 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
Keyword Lemons
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