Lemon Chicken

Sweet, tangy delicious lemon chicken that finally, FINALLY my family likes. I haven’t cooked lemon chicken for a long time because well, my family doesn’t like the lemon sauce -it’s too sour they say. But it was a different recipe that I was using before so I thought I’d give it a try again using a different recipe. It was a hit! YESSSS! Happy family, happy me! 🙂

I’ll add more slurry next time to make the sauce cling to the chicken; I used turmeric powder to enhance the color of the sauce.  I ♥  it!

Lemon Chicken
Serves: Makes 4 servings
  • 1 lb (about 450 g) chicken fillet (breast or thigh), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • black ground pepper
  • cooking oil (for frying)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup chicken broth (or water)
  • 1½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • turmeric powder (optional)
  • dash of dried oregano (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cornstach + 2 tablespoons water, mix well
  1. Combine chicken breast pieces with soy sauce in a bowl. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with cornstarch, season with some salt and black pepper. Add the marinated chicken pieces to the batter.
  3. Deep-fry chicken pieces until brown. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  4. Combine sugar, chicken broth, lemon juice, salt and turmeric (if using) mix until well combined.
  5. Bring to a boil, lower heat and add slurry (for thicker sauce, add more cornstarch-water mixture) Pour the sauce over the chicken and mix.
  6. Serve with rice and veggies on the side.

Recipe adapted from Blogchef

Have a nice day..GOD Bless! 🙂 ♥

4 Responses to "Lemon Chicken"

  1. Jay   February 5, 2012 at 5:41 am

    absolutely lipsmacking..;P

  2. Family Meals and Cooking Tips   February 4, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I’m so excited about this recipe. This could also be the lemon chicken recipe that my family could start to love. I also get that comment with the lemon sauce being too sour for this kind of recipe that’s why I have been using orange as an alternative for so long. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Maureen   February 4, 2012 at 12:09 am

    What a beautiful dish, no wonder everyone loved it!

  4. Belinda @zomppa   February 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Love that tanginess!


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