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Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken -
Written by Stgcom
Lemon Chicken -

Lemon Chicken

A classic Chinese take away menu recipe. This is a favourite that always adds a lovely taste to a bowl of chow mien.
5 from 29 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Fruit
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 325kcal



  • Rub the chicken pieces with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of the soy sauce and set aside.
  • Combine the remaining tablespoon of soy sauce, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large, heavy skillet over high heat.
  • Brown the chicken pieces on all sides. Add the ginger and cook for 1 minutes.
  • Add the lemon mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to very low and simmer the chicken covered for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken to a warm platter and add the cornflour mixture to the pan.
  • Stir the mixture until it boils and has thickened.
  • Spoon over the chicken pieces and garnish with lemon slices and chopped scallions.


This dish is usually battered and fried but this version is lighter, healthier, and less time consuming.


Sodium: 549mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 0.1g | Potassium: 37mg | Cholesterol: 162mg | Calories: 325kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 60g | Carbohydrates: 8g