Lemon-Pepper Chicken



Fast to cook  Lemon-Pepper Chicken is true to its name, quick and lemony and with the goodness of pepper.The chicken turns out great whether it’s fried, grilled, sautéed, baked, or roasted. It is affordable and cooks fast and like the potato is king for vegans so is chicken for non-vegetarians. I like its adaptability to various cuisines; we Indians have different cuisines all over the country from Mughlai to Chettinad to chicken vindaloo and you can cook it Chinese style or an English roast.

Highly nutritious and delicious to taste, Chicken is the best source of protein for non-vegetarians. It is lean meat and it has a calming effect on your body which makes it an excellent dinner, after a stressful day.

My recipe today is done in a jiffy, a universal favourite for health freaks and others. When you are running short of time or have sudden guests this Lemon-Pepper Chicken could be the one you want to try out.  It is ready in ten minutes!

Recipe for Lemon-Pepper Chicken


½ kg chicken

1 tbsp butter

½ tsp black pepper powder

1 onion chopped (optional)

2 green chillies (optional)

1 lemon sliced

Coriander leaves




Take a pressure cooker and heat it. Add the butter and once the butter is hot add the sliced onions and green chillies. Sauté till onions are pink and then add the chicken pieces, then add the salt and the pepper and mix well.Close the lid of the pressure cooker. Let the pressure build up to 2 whistles and switch it off. Let the steam be released and then open the cooker. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with bread or roti.

Lemon-Pepper Chicken was truly very easy today.Wasn’t it? Did you know that I am a vegetarian but I do cook chicken?I do not know how it tastes 🙂






8 Comments Add yours

  1. Chicken’s one of my favourites and I’ve never seen this dish before, looks delicious!


  2. Thank u for stopping by Garth. It is my easy way out :p


  3. Sheela says:

    No water? How will it cook without water in the pressure cooker?


    1. Hi Sheela…thanks for the query.If your chicken is fresh then u do not need to add water as it will cook in its own water but if u r using frozen then pls add half a cup of water.


  4. Kalpana says:

    Since you mentioned you don’t eat chicken I envy the lucky benefactor of this meal:P I don’t eat either but cook like you do and it looks a deliciously simple dish made in a jiffy! Noted down for those unexpected drop in guests :))


  5. I think we are like two peas in a pod…separated at birth :p what say? Too any similarities between us. Yes, this chicken recipe is for an instant dinner fix.


  6. Pallavi Singh says:

    So you don’t actually add the lemon in the recipe?


    1. Hi Pallavi thank u for passing by.Yes i do not add kemon while cooking as that gives a very bitter and acrid taste while this gives that zingy lemony flavour which lingers on the palate 😊


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