Chicken in Lemon-Ghee With Garlic and Cashews

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

Another one of Vij's fabulous recipes Allow an extra three hours for marinating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thoroughly mix all the Marinade ingredients with the chicken in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cover and set aside in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350º F GARLIC In a small baking tray, mix the garlic with salt, ground cayenne pepper and black pepper and approximately 1 teaspoon of canola oil.
  4. Place garlic tray in oven.
  5. Mix the garlic after 4 or 5 minutes and place back in oven for an additional 4 minutes.
  6. Since all ovens vary in temperature, keep checking through oven window to make sure the garlic isn’t burning.
  7. CASHEWS In a small baking tray, place cashews in a single pile.
  8. Place tray in oven.
  9. Mix the cashews after 4 or 5 minutes and place back in oven for an additional 4 or 5 minutes.
  10. Keep checking through the oven window to make sure the cashews aren’t burning.
  11. Mix the roasted garlic and cashews and set aside.
  12. Heat the 2 tablespoons ghee in a heavy, small pot.
  13. Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and immediately reduce heat to low.
  14. Grill the marinated chicken.
  15. Once the chicken is cooked through, but while it is still on the grill, glaze both sides of the chicken with the ghee-lemon dressing.
  16. Serve the garlic-cashew mixture over freshly grilled marinated chicken breasts.
Most Helpful

I made this sometime ago and we loved it! I halved the recipe and the only ingredient I cut down on was the ghee. I was not sure about this recipe whilst making it and I actually said to my husband not to expect too much when I served it. But it had all come together on the plate and I will certainly make it again!! Thanks for posting

Pets'R'us September 27, 2006

Very good - I cut everything in half without any problems and used butter instead of the ghee. I also reduced the butter amount a lot and also used a bit less garlic too (ran out of). This was a nice change from our usual. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ October 09, 2005

Very nice chicken dish. Wonderful flavours. Changed the face of the dish a bit by omitting the cashews (personal preference) an reducing the amount of ghee and oil :) Fay

Girl from India June 27, 2004