Friday, 26 April 2013

Pan-Fried Lemon Chicken Breast

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for Pan-Fried Lemon Chicken Breast. It was made by my mother, and is a really good way of cooking chicken that has the flavour (and the gravy) of a roast chicken, but without putting the oven on. The chicken can be eaten with any side dish you like, but the leftovers are even better the next day in a sandwich or stir-fry. 



A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Chicken Breast
2. Curry Powder
3. Salt
4. Dried Fenugreek Leaves (methi)
5. Garlic Powder
6. Ground Ginger
7. Vegetable Oil
8. A Lemon
9. Red Chilli Powder
10. Butter

Bismillah, let's start!




Take 2 chicken breasts. Place in a plastic food bag and pound until flat.




For the marinade, place 3 tablespoons vegetable oil into a bowl.




Add the zest of 1 lemon.




Add the juice of 1 lemon.




Add 1 teaspoon curry powder.




Add 1/2 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves (methi).




Add 1 teaspoon salt.




Add 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.




Add 1 and 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder.




Add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.




Stir until combined.




Add the flattened chicken breast and coat in the marinade. Soak in the marinade overnight, if you have the time, or use straight away.




To cook, melt 2 ounces butter and a drop of vegetable oil into a pan.




Add the chicken and fry until golden brown on both sides.




Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.




Serve straight away with mashed potatoes and that amazing gravy!

Wasalaam!

2 comments

  1. ASA Sis-Love the recipe, so easy and quick to do. The sauce packed real flavour. I used defrosted chicken breast so still had some water coming out making it difficult to get the brown colour. So, I just waited till it was cooked, took out and fried to golden brown on pan before putting back in. Also, once the sauce was reduced slightly, I added a tablespoon of cornflour thickening it. Had a scoop of your creamy mash recipe (Lovely it was) with sliced chicken breast and the sauce over it. Tasted like moroccon lemon presserve - yum!

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    1. Wa alaikumus salaam! So glad you enjoyed the chicken! I loved all your feedback. And, serving it with the mashed potato must have been amazing!

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