Chicken Lemon

Fried chicken in tomato and lemon sauce

Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

This is a dry dish with the taste of lemon. Very simple and easy.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 chicken (disjointed) or you can use thighs, or legs or wings only
    • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 tsp green chilly paste
    • Salt.
    • 1 tbsp tomato puree.
    • oil for deep frying.
    • 3 tsp red chilly powder
    • 2 1/2 tbsps tomato puree
    • 3 tbsp lemon juice


    1. Wash chicken, pat dry and marinate in ginger, garlic paste, green chilly paste, salt, tomato puree and lemon juice for 1 hour.
    2. Deep fry on medium heat till golden brown.
    3. Take 2 tsps of oil in which chicken has been fried, heat oil ,add tomato puree and chilly powder, braise for 1 min, add fried chicken, mix well.
    4. Add lemon juice and saute on high flame till chicken well coated and dry (don't make it very dry).
    5. Serve hot with boiled vegetables and fries.



    Good! I tried this recipe and it came out OK. The only change I would like to recommend for this recipe is not to deep fry the chicken, but instead pan fry it. By doing so, you will not burn all the marinade on the chicken and it will be more healthier. I'm not sure if I would be making this dish ever again. Thank you!

    samina ansari

    asalamwalekum fatima, i hv requested for some snack and cold drink receipes for ramzan kindly post them on my email id samina

    samina ansari

    assalamwalekum fatima my husband liked your dish so much every time he asking to prepare that only i would be higly appreciate if you can mail me some of your snacks and cold drinks receipes for coming ramzan it would be great help for me as i am working i donot get time to prepare aftari pls pls send the receipe on my email id



    hi. Saab ,i have submitted recipe of makati (rice bread),fried fish,and masala chips and they are published,please refer my recipes ,regarding the other recipes ,if possible send me your E-mail ,so that i can forward you. I dont know what is mahamrii. RGDS.


    dear fatma, if it is possible for you to give the receipe of kitumbwa, makati sinya, mahamrii, kaimatti, jugupaak, fish &chips receipe, mandazii i would be much apprecitied.