Noor's Chicken in Tomato and Lemon Sauce (Guest Post)

I am thrilled to be doing my first guest post, and couldn't be happier to be doing one for Noor over at Ya Salam Cooking! Looking at Noor's recipe index, you can see the diversity her blog has to offer, including African, Middle Eastern, European, Indian, Lebanese, and more! Her dishes remind me a lot of my mother's own cooking, as many are from the southern U.S. This dish here had my tummy growling from first glance, and really reminds me of home-cooked comfy filling food! Head on over to visit, check out some index links, and find just what you're in the mood for! For now... Enjoy this Chicken in Tomato and Lemon Sauce...


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • I large whole chicken, cup up in 8 pieces
  • 1 onion, 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
  • 1 (400 gram) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1-½ cups water
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes (I use Maggi)

1. In a large saute pan on medium-high heat add oil, 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 chicken bouillon cubes. Bring to boil and simmer for 3-4

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

Yields: 4-6 servings


chakhlere said...

Wow that looks yummy!! I am sure you must have enjoyed it!!

Loved the concept of guest post!!

srikars kitchen said...

Looks delicious.. nice click..

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Oh yum. New chicken recipe & a new cuisine for me to try!

Bharathy said...

I never get tired of chicken curries!..
Nice new recipe.. :), Meeso!

Suma Rajesh said...

looks superb dear...plz pass on that plate..i am just drooling..

meeso said...

~ Everyone, don't forget to thank Noor for providing the yummy recipe :) I can't take credit!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hi Meeso, that was a delicious and colourful dish. I do loved the concept of guest post.

Di said...

Wow!...delicious and unique spice blend in the tomato sauce! That looks really yummy!

s said...

love ur blog.....excellent pics

Valarmathi said...

Look delicious Meeso.

Noor said...

I am glad you all like it. It was very delicious. This is actually an Arab dish from the gulf region so try it and enjoy.

Thanks Meeso :)

meeso said...

~ Thanks, everyone!

~ Thanks, Noor for doing the guest post with me :)

n33ma said...

Looks so good.I'm goin to visit her blog right away.