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Green Lemon Chicken recipe

Green Lemon Chicken recipe

Green Lemon Chicken

Green Lemon Chicken is very different and very delicious too. In this recipe Chinese sauces and basic ingredient like coriander and lemon are added to give that much different and balance taste.
Green Lemon Chicken
In fact few days before , I happened to order Green lemon Chicken in one of the Restaurants , and they served this Green Lemon Chicken . As I wasn’t sure about the taste , but to my surprise this dish turned out to be so delicious , that I could not resist my self from trying it at home. 
Basically as we all know that chinese dishes are marinated , deep fried and then tossed in few chinese sauces and served hot . But here I have not deep fried, just pan fried my chicken and then tossed with chinese sauces. If you want to make this dish with the same old method of deep frying the marinated chicken pieces with egg , all purpose flour and cornflour , you can as it depends on you . In this Green Lemon Chicken recipe there are two main Ingredients one is coriander paste and the second one is green lemon juice.

Without much ado , Here is my lip smacking Green Lemon Chicken recipe.

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  • 250 gms Boneless chicken ( thigh portion)
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1/8 tsp pepper powder
  • Salt


  • 1 and half cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp soya sauce
  • 2 tsp green sauce
  • 1 small tsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 medium sized green capsicum
  • 1 medium sized red capsicum
  • 1 medium sized yellow capsicum
  • 1 onion chopped into long thin strips
  • 7-10 garlic finely chopped
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • pinch of food colour ( green )
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water ( depending on your cup size )
  • Ajinomoto ( optional )
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Wash , clean and chop chicken boneless into thick pieces and marinate for an hour with all the ingredients mention under “MARINATION ” section .
  • In a food processor add coriander leaves and make a paste of it . ( add little water if needed ) 
  • In a wok or pan drizzle some oil and fry chicken boneless on high flame until done , make sure you keep flipping the chicken until done. Once chicken is done , drain and keep aside.
  •            OR 
  • Clean , wash and chop boneless chicken into long thin strips and marinate with 3 tbsp soya sauce , salt and 1/2 tsp pepper powder. At the time of frying add 1 egg , 2 tbsp all purpose flour and 2 tbsp cornflour , mix well .Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai , fry these chicken pieces in batches until golden in color. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  • In the same wok , add finely chopped garlic in the oil and saute for a minute , add 1 chopped green chilly too and fry . ( If you are making with pan fried chicken pieces then , use the same wok or else in a pan drizzle some oil and continue with the procedure if you are making of deep fried chicken pieces ) 
  • Now add long thin strips of onions and fry for a minute , add salt , soya , green chilly sauce , vinegar , half lime juice .
  • Add all the capsicum chopped into thin long strips and saute for half a minute . 
  • Add coriander paste , salt , rest of the lime juice , chopped green chilies ( the remaining left over chilies ) and sugar . Cook on high flame for a minute . 
  • Mean while in a small bowl add 1/2 cup water , corn flour and green color , mix well and add to the gravy.
  • Bring to a boil and thicken the sauce.
  • Add cooked chicken ( pan or deep fried ) & mix well.
  • Adjust lime juice , soya sauce , salt , vinegar if needed. ( I added here again soya , salt , lime juice and vinegar to balance the taste , but if you feel the taste is balanced so do not add more soya sauce , salt , lime juice , vinegar )
  • Once the gravy thickens , transfer into a serving dish and serve Green Lemon chicken hot.


  • Increase or decrease the number of green chilies in this Green Lemon Chicken recipe as per your preference.
  • Best when made with chicken thigh portion but you can make with chicken breast portion too.
  • Increase or decrease the number of tablespoon’s of soya sauce, chilly  sauces, vinegar as per your preferences.
  • I never add Ajinomoto salt in any of my Chinese dishes , because it is unhealthy , but if you want to add , it totally depends on you . Better If you avoid it.


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