Chinese Lemon Chicken
recipe at a glance
5 stars - 27 reviews
ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes: 6recipe id: 18563cook method: stovetop
8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut in chunks or strips
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup water
4 egg yolks
2 cups cooking oil
green onions, sliced
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, or more if desired
To make the batter, combine the cornstarch, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Beat the egg yolks with the water until combined. Add the egg mixture to the cornstarch and blend until smooth.
Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet.
Dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture then cook in the hot oil until golden brown, turning as needed. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Place the chicken in a serving dish and top with the sliced green onions. Pour the sauce evenly over the top of the chicken.
To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, about 5 minutes until sauce boils and the brown sugar and bouillon granules are fully dissolved.
568 calories, 30 grams fat, 29 grams carbohydrates, 42 grams protein per serving
ratings & reviews
|Nov 6, 2013 MollyHillMember since: February 4, 2008
The recipe was exactly what I was looking for and it turned out very good!
Jul 31, 2013 Guest Foodie
We thought this was very good with just the right lemon flavor and the chicken had nice texture to it. I served it with a fried rice recipe that I also got from this site. None of the recipes here have failed me yet.
Dec 19, 2012 KosherTreifCookMember since: December 19, 2012
Since beginning to keep Kosher several years ago, I've really missed having Chinese food (no Kosher Chinese restaurants in my area) so I decided to try making Chinese food myself. Last night I made this Chinese Lemon Chicken recipe and it was totally amazing. My picky 6 year old even liked it (minus the sauce). There were just enough leftovers for me to have for lunch today. So delcious and beautiful when served.
Nov 21, 2012 dahallMember since: November 21, 2012
excellent... I used a deep fryer to cook the chicken.
Jul 23, 2012 CL
Absolutely fantastic! It certainly passed the husband test and the two of us ate the entire 6 servings!! Was easy to make, but a little time consuming for me as I shallow-fried the chicken in batches, totally worth it however :-)
Jul 23, 2012 Twitch
The sauce was absolutely amazing! Couldn't have asked for a better meal!
Aug 27, 2011 fleurig
Great recipe. I ate this once in a Chinese restaurant in the UK and loved it a lot. This recipe is quite easy and you don't have to buy a lot of fancy ingredients that will cost you a fortune. The only remark my husband and I would like to make is that it smelled a bit too much like honey which we didn't like.
May 18, 2011 Camermaid28
I made it tonight for dinner. It was very good flavor and very easy to make. I will be adding it to my recipe collection for future use.
Oct 30, 2010 Michele
Excellent! I loved it and it was very easy!
May 10, 2010 Guest Foodie
This was really good! The kids loved it too, which is an accomplishment. Super easy to pull together. I just used the sauce portion of the recipe and served it over fried tofu and seitan with broccoli and rice.