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This classic Chinese lemon chicken recipe is made of crispy bite-sized chicken coated in a sticky and tangy lemon honey sauce, flavorful and delicious!

This Chinese lemon chicken is a staple in our house, we love how crispy it is and the sauce is absolutely delicious and refreshing.

 It’s also rather quick to make:

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce, set aside
  2. Heat your oil, meanwhile, cut the chicken breasts or deboned chicken thighs to bite sized pieces, add them to a bowl, add all the ingredients for the batter, toss to coat, fry until golden
  3. Add all the ingredients for the sauce into a pan, bring to boil, add the slurry, cook one more minute, add the fried chicken, toss to coat with the sauce and plate
  4. Perfect with steamed rice!

Can I make it in advance?

  • You can fry your chicken a few hours in advance in batches, set aside on your counter, when almost ready to serve, re-heat your oil, fry the whole batch about 3 minutes
  • You can’t make the sauce in advance because it’s sticky and syrupy, it will set in the pan

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do, please leave me a comment and let me know how it went!

  • 6 servings
  • Easy
  • 1 h 00

Recipe :

Ingredients:

Chicken:

1-pound (450 g.) Chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

Batter:

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp white pepper

1 tbsp. white wine

1 cup corn starch

1 egg

Sauce:

Zest of 1 lemon (outer skin grated)

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. rice vinegar

3 tbsp. water

2 tsp honey

1/2 tsp corn starch

Slurry:

1 tsp cornstarch

1 tbsp. water

Other:

A quart of vegetable oil for frying

2 tsp sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions:

Into a bowl, add all the ingredients for the sauce, stir, set aside

Into a wok or high sided frying pan, heat up about two inches of oil

Into a medium bowl, add the chicken and all the ingredients for the batter, toss to coat, once the oil is hot enough, fry the chicken in batches until golden and crispy, set aside on a plate lined with paper towels

Into a pan, add all the ingredients for the sauce, bring to boil, add the slurry, cook one more minute, add the chicken, toss to coat with the sauce and plate, sprinkle some sesame seeds

Serve immediately with some basmati or jasmine rice

Enjoy!

 

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Oh good grief! I'm at work just about to lick my computer screen! This looks amazing! I NEED this in my life.... like now! Saving to make for later!

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Hi Jess!

Thanks so much for your kind comment! Hope you like it! Have an awesome day!

Patty

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