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Chicken in Tomato and Lemon Sauce Recipe

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The Middle Eastern Food Kitchen (The home of delicious Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Chicken in Tomato and Lemon Sauce recipe. Enjoy the  Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Chicken in Tomato and Lemon Sauce.

Cuisine: Arabian Gulf – Levant
Serves: 5 persons
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: Cheap

Preparation time :     15 minutes
Cooking time :     35 minutes


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 kg chicken, pieces

2 medium onions, coarsely chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

½ teaspoon chili pepper

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cardamom

3 medium tomatoes or 450 g, finely chopped

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1½ cups water or 375 ml

lemon juice, one small piece only

2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon


Heat oil in a large saucepan, and brown chicken on all sides, remove and set aside.

Add onions and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until onion is golden brown.

Add garlic and spices and stir for 1-2 minutes.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, water, lemon juice and MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes. Bring to boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Return chicken pieces to the pan, cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.

Serve with cooked rice.

Nutritional Information:

Energy :     529.00 Kcal
Protein :     39.00 g
Carbohydrate :     12.00 g
Fats :     35.00 g 

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