Chicken Strips with Pickled Lemon Sauce

By Salma El Hayawan • January 28, 2016

4 servings
30 min
Chicken Strips with Pickled Lemon Sauce

الوصفة بالعربي

A new take on chicken that is not just lovely when you’re cooking for two, but also impressive for your guests.


  • 500 gram chicken breast fillet - صدور فيليه الدجاج
  • 4-5 piece pickled lemon - ليمون معصفر
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 3 stalks green onions - بصل أخضر
  • 1 handful raisins - زبيب
  • 1 handful pine nuts - صنوبر
  • 2 box garlic cloves - فصوص ثوم
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron - زعفران
  • 1/4 cup water - ماء
  • 100 ml cooking cream - كريم الطهي
  • 1 teaspoon flour - دقيق
  • 1 pinch salt - ملح

Step by step

  1. Cut each chicken fillet into 3 strips. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Place a large pan with olive oil on medium heat. Add minced garlic then chicken strips and stir-fry until chicken is lightly browned.
  3. Add hot water, salt, sliced lemons and chopped green onions. Let it mix and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in flour, cooking cream, saffron, half the raisins and half the pine nuts. Place the pan in the oven for another 5 minutes.
  5. Toast remaining pine nuts in a small pan over medium heat for two minutes. Sprinkle the remaining raisins and pine nuts just before serving. Serve warm next to rice.


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2 responses to “Chicken Strips with Pickled Lemon Sauce”

  1. D says:

    What do u mean 1 box salt!

    • Admin says:

      Oops! Something went wrong here!
      It is 1 pinch of salt. Correcting it right now!
      Thanks for your comment.
      Did you try the recipe yet?

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