Golden Citrus-Infused Chicken Delight

Crispy Lemon Chicken is a delightful dish that combines the juicy, tender textures of chicken with a bright, zesty lemon sauce that tickles the palate. This dish is a classic example of Chinese culinary expertise, bringing together simple ingredients to create a burst of flavor. The crispy exterior of the chicken pairs perfectly with the tangy sweetness of the lemon sauce, making it a favorite for both weeknight dinners and special occasions.

Not only is this recipe quick and easy to prepare, but it also offers a refreshing twist on traditional fried chicken. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or just want to treat yourself to a flavorful meal, this Crispy Lemon Chicken promises satisfaction with every bite. Serve it with a side of steamed rice or vegetables, and you have a balanced, mouth-watering meal ready in no time.

Full Recipe:

  1. Ingredients:
      • 1 lb Chicken Breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
      • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
      • Salt and Pepper, to taste
      • 1 medium Egg
      • 3 Tbsp Cornstarch
      • For the Sauce:
        • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
        • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice (approx. 2 lemons)
        • 2 Tbsp Sugar
        • 1 Tbsp Honey
        • 3 Tbsp Slurry (equal parts cornstarch mixed with water)
        • Lemon Zest from 1/2 Lemon
      • For Garnish:
        • Sesame Seeds
        • Green Onion
    1. Directions:
      1. In a bowl, marinate the chicken pieces with soy sauce, salt, and pepper for about 10 minutes.
      2. Whisk the egg and cornstarch together in another bowl to form a batter.
      3. Dip the marinated chicken pieces into the batter, ensuring they are well coated.
      4. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the chicken until golden brown and crispy. Set aside.
      5. In the same pan, add chicken stock, lemon juice, sugar, honey, and lemon zest. Simmer.
      6. Stir in the slurry and cook until the sauce thickens.
      7. Return the chicken to the pan, toss with the sauce, and ensure a good coat.
      8. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion before serving.
    2. Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes
    3. Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 4 servings


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