Indian Spiced Lemon Chicken

Allow me to introduce you to Indian spice. If you’re not familiar with cooking Indian spices but are curious, this is the perfect recipe. It couldn’t be simpler to make and the hardest part is making sure you have all of the spices. Luckily though, they should be easily sourced from any large grocery store, but definitely from an Indian grocer! I buy mine in bulk so I can buy small amounts and they’re as fresh as possible when I use them. That being said, if you like Indian food in general, you will not regret having any of these spices on hand! A good investment for sure. This recipe is similar in flavor to an African Bobotie, but without the bread and eggs. It’s much easier to make and is lower in calories and fat. Anyways, if you want to take a tiny step outside of your culinary box, or just want a super stripped back, basic recipe for dinner, try this. And then tell me that you love it.



1 lb Chicken Breast or Tenders – Bonesless skinless
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Garlic – Minced
2 tsp Ginger – Finely grated
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Coriander – Ground
1 tsp Paprika
2 tsp Cumin – Ground
2 tsp Garam Masala
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1 1/4 cup Plain Yogurt – Low Fat
1/4 cup Raisins or Currants *Optional
1/4 cup Almonds – Slivered *Optional

– Cube chicken and in large wok over medium-high heat, sprinkle with oil, turmeric and salt. Stir until chicken is coated.
– Cook until chicken is almost thoroughly cooked and add remainder of spices. Cook 2-3 minutes.
– Add lemon juice and cook another 2-3 minutes.
– Whisk yogurt in separate bowl until fluffy and add to chicken. Add raisins and stir until the yogurt picks up the spices. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and serve over rice or steamed veggies.

Serves 6
Weight Watchers points per serving – 6 **includes raisins and almonds but not rice
Calories – 220.4
Fat – 10.5g
Fibre – 1.3g
Sodium – 452.7mg
Carbohydrates – 11.7g
Protein – 20.9g


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