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Lemon Chicken Chinese Style Recipe

An easy to make Chinese-style lemon chicken recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 358kcal
Author: Jane and Sonja


  • 1 ½ lb chicken breast cut into cubes 2-3 chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 c cornstarch
  • Canola oil for frying


  • Chop chicken breast into cube sizes.
  • In a small bowl add the cubed chicken, soy sauce and toss to combine.
  • Set aside for 20 minutes to marinate.
  • In a baking pan, place the chicken with ½ cup flour and toss to combine.
  • In a small bowl add lemon juice, sugar, water, 2 tsp cornstarch and lemon zest. Mix to combine and then set aside for time being.
  • In a large skillet, add oil (about 3 cups) and heat on medium high.
  • Begin to add the chicken to the frying pan in batches.
  • Cook chicken until golden brown.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, transfer the pieces to a plate covered with a paper towel.
  • Continue until all the chicken is cooked.
  • When you finish all the chicken, drain the oil.
  • Place the skillet back on the stove, over medium to high heat.
  • Place the chicken back in the skillet and add the sauce.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Cook the chicken in the sauce, until thickened.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg