Friday, 3 January 2014

Mediterranean style lemon and garlic chicken

About the food:

This is a dish in which I have mixed and improvised a couple of recipes which I found interesting. And to my delight, this have come out to be a gorgeously delicious dish! Any chicken lover is ought to love this dish. The speciality of this dish is that it is very lightly spiced ,and yet full of flavour. The blending of the delicate aroma of the herbs, citrus flavour of lemons, pungency of garlic, crunchiness of bell peppers and crisp yet smooth texture of the chicken lifts it to a divine state. It is very easy to prepare, I am sure this is a dish to win your heart!

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves 4

400 gm of boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces, diced in small squares
1/3 cup of lemon juice ( juice from about 2 medium sized lemons)
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped, lengthwise
4-5 garlic pods
1 bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 small bunch of thyme, finely chopped
Rinds from 1 lemon, peeled and reserved in long strands
Grated lemon jest, from 1 lemon
olive oil
black pepper powder
salt to taste


1.Heat 4 tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick flat bottomed pan. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, until it is translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the diced chicken, and continue to stir over medium flame, for about 15 minutes.

2. Add the bell pepper, salt and pepper. After about 5 minutes, add the lemon juice and the lemon jest and mix thoroughly. Cover the pan, and let the chicken cook for about 10 minutes over low flame. Take care it does not stick to the pan.

3. When the chicken has become cooked, add the lemon rind, parsley and thyme and cover for 2-3 minutes.

4. Best served hot with crusty bread. Enjoy!

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