Lemon Chicken Recipe: How to Make Chinese Lemon Chicken

Easy Lemon Chicken RecipeLemon chicken is quite easy to make at home. It can be baked or fried and usually eaten with pasta or rice. So today I am going to show you how to make this creamy Chinese chicken recipe coated with sweet lemon sauce.

Table of Contents


  • 300 grams of chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 4 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onions
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp of lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika powder
  • 1 chopped red chili pepper
  • 2 sticks of green onions (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of wine
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp of rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
  • 3 cups of vegetable oil for frying.
  • 1 chicken seasoning cube

How to Make Lemon Chicken Recipe at Home

  • Cut the chicken breast into bite-size pieces.
  • Marinate the chicken with salt, paprika powder, soy sauce, cornstarch, black pepper, and wine.
  • Mix to combine and allow the lemon chicken marinade to sit for 20 minutes.
  • 20 minutes later, place a pan on the heat and add enough cooking oil to the pan. Allow it to heat up and then start frying the lemon chicken marinade.
  • Fry until it is golden brown. You can stir to fry evenly. Remove from the heat and keep aside to drain on a paper towel.
  • Bring another pan on heat or simply reduce the oil used for frying the lemon chicken to about 3 tbsp and use the pan to saute 1/4 cup of finely chopped onions. We want to make a sauce for the chicken.
  • Also, add 2 minced garlic cloves and stir fry until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant; then, add red chili, green onions, lemon juice, and zest. Stir and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Add 1 tbsp of sugar to help balance the taste of the lemon juice.
  • Make a slurry with cornstarch and add to the lemon chicken sauce and stir to thicken your sauce and once you are okay with the consistency, turn off the heat.
  • Now use the sauce to coat the fried chicken breast. Scoop the sauce and drizzle over the fried chicken and stir to properly coat the chicken.
  • Your lemon chicken recipe is ready. You can eat it with boiled rice or with pasta. It is creamy and delicious!!