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Fragrant Green Chicken With Lemon Chilli Rice

Fragrant Green Chicken With Lemon Chilli Rice

  • Serves: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Prep time:
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    For the green marinade
    125ml (1/2 cup) Natural yoghurt
    Juice and zest of 1 lemon
    125ml (1/2 cup) Finely chopped coriander
    15ml (1 tbsp) Grated ginger
    4 Cloves garlic, grated
    ¼ tsp Ground cloves
    ¼ tsp Ground cardamom
    5ml (1 tsp) Ground cinnamon
    5ml (1 tsp) Ground coriander
    10ml (2 tsp) Chopped fresh mint
    5ml (1 tsp) Ground cumin
    5ml (1 tsp) Paprika
    ½ tsp Chilli powder

    For the chicken
    1kg Chicken breast fillets, skinned and deboned and cut into bite sized pieces
    Oil or ghee for frying

    For the lemon chilli rice
    45ml (3 tbsp) Salted butter
    1 – 2 Red chillies, seeds removed and diced
    15ml (1 tbls) Lemon zest
    2 Cloves garlic, grated
    6 Curry leaves
    1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
    4 cups Cooked Spekko India Gate Basmati Rice
    30ml (2 tbsp) Chicken stock


    1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade together. Add the chicken and cover. Marinate overnight in a fridge.
    2. To make the lemon chilli rice, heat the butter in a saucepan large enough to hold the rice, stir in the chillies, lemon zest, and garlic and curry leaves. Cook, stirring till fragrant.
    3. Add the rice and chicken stock and heat through.
    4. Heat a ribbed pan and coat with oil. Fry the chicken pieces until cooked or place in the oven to cook till done and tender. The chicken can also be simmered in the marinade until cooked and tender.
    5. Serve on the lemon chilli rice.

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