Spicy lemon chicken with peppers

Spicy lemon chicken with peppers


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About this recipe: Taking time to marinate the chicken before cooking ensures that it will be tender, juicy and meltingly succulent.

Maggie Pannell

Serves: 4 

  • 200g natural low-fat yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp mild curry paste
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 30g butter
  • 1 large red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • sprigs of fresh thyme to garnish

Prep:3hr15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:4hr5min 

  1. Mix together the yoghurt, lemon juice, curry paste and thyme, then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the chicken pieces in a shallow ovenproof dish, cover with the yoghurt mixture and turn the chicken several times to make sure it is evenly coated. Leave to marinate in the fridge for 2–3 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C (gas 6). Put a knob of butter on each chicken piece. Surround with the chopped pepper, then put in the oven and cook for 50 minutes or until cooked through, basting a couple of times. Serve immediately, garnished with sprigs of fresh thyme.


To accompany this dish, place four courgettes, cut in half lengthways, in an ovenproof dish. Baste with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh thyme. Bake for 25 minutes at 200°C (gas 6), then sprinkle with a little lemon juice and spread lightly with garlic purée. Serve with savoury rice.

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don't know what went wrong but this was awful - the marinade separated in the oven and there was so much fat. Sauce tasted awful, we could not eat it - 24 Feb 2010

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