Lemon Chicken Recipe

Lemon Chicken


½ kg skinless chicken breast fillets
1 tbs light soy sauce
1 tbs Rice Wine
1 tbs grated ginger
1 finely chopped spring onion
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 egg
100 grams sweet potato flour
    or cornflour if unavailable
6 tbs. lemon juice
6 tbs. sugar
1 ½ tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. sesame oil
9 tbs. chicken stock/ water

Serves 4-5

How to make Lemon Chicken

It's important to note that most Lemon Chicken recipes require that the chicken and sauce be stir-fried together. To keep with the chicken's crispiness after deep frying, the recipe is modified to keep the sauce on the side. :) The sauce is also thin and watery in comparison to restaurant kinds

  1. Cut the chicken into slices and place in a bowl. Add the rice wine, ginger, garlic and spring onion and toss lightly. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least an hour, or you can leave it overnight.
  2. Add egg into the mixture and then toss lightly in order to coat. Then drain all the excess egg and proceed to coat the chicken pieces with the sweet potato flour.
  3. Fill a wok one quarter full of oil and heat. With a disposable wooden chopstick, test to see if the oil is at a suitable temperature for cooking by dipping a wooden disposable chopstick into the frying vat. If oil bubbles are observed around the immersed portion of the chopstick, proceed to add half the chicken, a piece at a time.
  4. Stir the pieces of chicken consistently for around 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the chicken pieces with a wire sieve or a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil. Repeat the procedure with the remaining pieces of chicken. Plate the fried pieces when removed of excess oil
  5. To make the sauce, mix together the lemon juice, salt, sugar, stock, sesame oil. Divide the sauce into separate dipping saucers according to the number of diners. Serve along side the chicken fillets.
This is best served once ready! :) Enjoy.
  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    amazing picture. im not usually a fan of chinese food because i get lots at home but this makes me crave chicken now *A* .. and i have poultry allergies :(

  • brilight
    brilight says

    glad you like it :) we have chinese food here almost everyday but this is as close as you can get to chicken crispers-without the greasy aftertaste and with the light tangy sauce on the side. but oh noes ;-; poultry allergies.It would've been awesome if you gave this a try.

  • indivent
    indivent says

    how much rice wine? it's not in the ingredients list.

  • brilight
    brilight says

    1 tablespoon. Thanks for the heads up. I accidentally left it out. D:

  • theory
    theory says

    Great picture! I've never seen lemon chicken done this way with a "raw" sauce on the side. Interesting.

  • dorian
    dorian says

    Looks very nice and tasty! thanks for sharing

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