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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.

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

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Chinese Lemon Chicken


Units Scale
  • 45 boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • Lemon Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 23 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. 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.
  2. Heat some canola oil in a skillet. Remove chicken from the ziploc bag shaking off any excess flour and cook in the oil.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove chicken from pan and allow to drain while you cook the sauce.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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Jackie May 4, 2016 - 9:31 pm

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