Coriander Lemon Chicken

Total Time
30 mins
30 mins

A mild Indian dish with lots of flavor, the original recipe from Madhur Jaffrey calls for chicken parts, if you use those buy a bit more chicken and adjust the cooking time. Found this recipe about 20 years ago and it has become one of our favorites.

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  1. Heat the oil and brown the chicken, you might have to do that in batches, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add the garlic to the same oil, when that starts to brown lower the heat to medium and add the ginger/water mix, fry this for 1 minute Then add: coriander, chili, cayenne, cumin, coriander, turmeric and salt, cook for another minute and mix well.
  3. Return the chicken to the pan, with the accumulated juices, add the water and the lemon juice.
  4. Stir, bring to the boil, and then cover and simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes, depending what chicken meat is used.
  5. When cooked and you find the sauce too thin, uncover the pot and reduce the sauce by using some higher heat.