Aromatic citrus chicken is an awesome dish with low oil content and richness of herbs. Its core ingredient is citrus fruits and veggies which gives it a tangy flavour . Enjoy this recipe with steamed rice and have a healthy heart.
Ingredients : 1 kg Boneless chicken pieces (Medium ), 1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste, 3 to 4 lime leaves shredded, 1 tablespoon chopped lemon grass, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon black pepper powder, 1 teaspoon green chilly finely chopped, 1/2 cup finely chopped celery, 1& 1/2 cup orange juice,1 tablespoon cornflour,1 cup chicken stock, Salt to taste, Oil for cooking, freshly cut lime wedges for garnishing.
Servings : 4
Chicken Marination :
Mix Chicken , Lemon juice , salt, black pepper powder, chopped lemon grass, shredded lime leaves, Ginger and garlic paste nicely. Keep the marinated chicken for about 1 hour so that chicken pieces absorb the flavours nicely .
Method : Heat a shallow pan in high flame, add cooking oil, green chillies and sauté for 20 seconds. Add Finely chopped celery and sauté for another 30 seconds. You will experience delicate aroma of sautéed celery which will strike your hunger harder. Now directly add marinated chicken and slower the flame. Let the chicken get cooked properly with a little brownish texture so that it adds a roasted flavour into it.The chicken gets cooked in 8 to 10 minutes( 1 Hour marination makes easier to cook as the chicken is more tender ). Now add orange juice and chicken stock into the cooked chicken along with cornflour to thicken the gravy. It takes around 3 to 4 minutes to ready the dish. Once the dish is done serve it hot with lime wedges as side garnish and enjoy this steamy recipe with your loved ones.