Chinese Lemon Chicken

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With lemon week, I couldn’t have you just have all sweets. So, I have a lovely savory dish for you today.

One of my favorite dishes to order at a Chinese restaurant is lemon chicken. However, with this tasty recipe I can now make it at home and it’s just as good.

Chinese Lemon Chicken | realmomkitchen.com

Juicy chunks of chicken get coated with a simple breading and then gets crisped up in some oil.  Those tender bites then get bathed with a perfectly tangy lemon sauce! Make this, you’ll love it!

Chinese Lemon Chicken | realmomkitchen.com

Chinese Lemon Chicken

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  • 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon pepper
  • 1 cup flour

Lemon Sauce:

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2-3 Tbsp corn starch
  • ¼ cup cold water


  • Add chicken to a 1 gallon sized ziploc bag along with the salt, lemon pepper, and flour. Seal bag and toss together until chicken is fully coated.
  • Heat some canola oil in a skillet. Remove chicken from the ziploc bag shaking off any excess flour and cook in the oil.
  • Cook until all chicken pieces are brown. The reduce the heat to low and allow chicken to cook for about 5 more minutes to cook all the way through.
  • Remove chicken from pan and allow to drain while you cook the sauce.
  • In a sauce pan, add the sauce ingredients and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until thickened and sugar is dissolved.
  • Serve chicken over cooked rice and top with the lemon sauce. Serves 4-6.
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Recipe adapted from Deals to Meals.

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  1. This looks delicious and easy to make. I like that I already have all the ingredients in the pantry!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.