Lemon Pepper Chicken

Whoa...Another weekend is here! The days are passing so fast, I don't know about you guys but I've just completely lost track of time. March is almost over and I feel like I just celebrated New Year. 

We are off to Ikea early tomorrow morning. I'm always looking for an excuse to go there and whats a better one than a sale. Boy, was I excited seeing the sale booklet in the mail. I'm totally crazy about all kitchen items, from cutlery to electronics, and my hands start itching from the moment I step into that store. Manoj teases me that my nostrils flare up whenever I see something I want and that's his cue to pull me away:). Anyways, I just love the storage jars they sell out there and they're gonna be selling each one for just 99c, irrespective of size. They are gonna be gone so quick, hoping I get a few. Happy Weekend you guys!
Onto the recipe now...this one is going to Think Spice...Think Pepper event hosted by Divya of Dil Se. The event was started by Sunita of Sunita's World.

1lb boneless & skinless chicken
1 1/2tbs lemon juice
1tsp red chilli powder
1/4tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1tbs oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1tbs grated ginger
1tbs grated garlic
1/4 cup tightly packed curry leaves
1-1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper powder

Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. Add the lemon juice, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Marinate for at least 2hrs.
Heat the oil and fry the onions till golden. Add the ginger and garlic and fry for about a minute.
Add the marinated chicken and curry leaves and fry on medium heat till done, about 10-12mins. Do not add any water and take care not to over cook the chicken.
Add the pepper powder and toss to mix well.
Serve hot as an appetizer or as a side dish.


  1. Thats screaming yummyyyyyyy..Oh..slurpp..:)
    My feeds are not updating ,sobs,Pls check my new post,An award waiting for u..Have a great weekend..:)

  2. wow..chicken looks perfect n yummy..looks really appetizing!!

  3. Yum chicken poornima ! love the colour.
    me too, excited about the ikea sale, Hope to meet you in ikea if possible :)

  4. Hi Poornima, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your blog is wonderful, and I love it! :)

    Pepper chicken looks so yummy! I really wanna grab a piece!

  5. wow ! a bowl of chicken means a heavenly food for me. Lovely presentation.

  6. Lemon Pepper chicken is a great idea..looks very yummy poornima.

  7. Have tasted pepper chicken, adding flavour of lemon is new...the clicks looks appetising!

  8. Hi Poornima,
    Yup I agree with u on the time flies part ... ;)as the new year 09 hasn't yet sunk in though March is coming to an end :) wooooo! lovely weekend prg! happy shopping enjoy!!
    The lemon pepper chicken looks delish! wouldn't mind finishing up the whole bowl :)

  9. Poornima, am speechless n just staring at ur pictures, just mouthwatering...tempting colour n amazing dish dear!!

  10. Yummy lemony chicken.Happy shopping,hope you get some good deals:)

  11. wow................its my fav.....looks truely delicious......

  12. Just looking to the pic make me drool.

  13. lemon chicken.. is totally new to me.. good one..

  14. The chicken looks so delicious Purnima, usually I marinade the chicken when only deep frying, love the lemon juice and chili powder marinades you have used here. Have a great time shopping :)

  15. looks very yummy... sure will try....

  16. Chicken, then count me in...all my fav' flavours goes in here...lemon, pepper...feels nice. I would give it a try, soon.

  17. woo looks great..goes well with noodles..

  18. That chicken looks yum! I posted a dry pepper chicken sometime ago. I love browsing in Ikea too except that it's too far from where I live. Gotta love their stuff and esp the prices, right? And on sale - wow! Enjoy!

  19. Poornima ,

    thanks for visiting me.I hope you got lots of cool stuff from Ikea.

    the chicken looks to die for..will give it a try :)


  20. Looks truly lovely. I am an Ikea fan as well. We were there 2 weekends ago!

  21. Me loves Ikea too:)
    They have some wonderful trendy stuff that fits all budgets. Heard they have plans to start in India too. Hope that happens soon.
    And the chicken.....I don't know how you managed to cook up this awesome dish inspite of all the excitement:)

  22. Thats such a good click.....love lemon ,pepper and chicken too.lovely combo.

  23. I am soo with you on how fast the time flies!! great click, btw! :)

  24. Hi first time here..You have a nice space here :)
    The chicken looks very yummy..its a nice entry for the event..

  25. chicken looks perfect and nice color

  26. Just yummy! Thanks for sending it to Think Pepper event!


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