Stir-fried Lemon Chicken


This stir-fried lemon chicken has a sticky refreshing sauce. Doesn't need much ingredients and is ready within half an hour. An ideal summer dish.

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Stir-fried lemon chicken
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-07-19, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 30 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 21-08-2021

30 minutes 4 people Main course
Stir-fried lemon chicken


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  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 4 lemons (zest + juice) - if you don't like very sour, you can use 3 instead of 4 lemons
  • 200 ml water
  • cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • optional: rice and broccoli for serving
Stir-fried lemon chicken ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • 2 medium-sized bowls
  • citrus grater & juicer
  • large bowl
  • skimmer
  • wok

Stir-fried Lemon Chicken

30 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 15 minutes + marinating time

Remove any excess fat or muscles from the chicken breasts and divide into cubes. Add the chicken to a medium-sized bowl and add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.

Combine well and marinate at least half an hour. Grate the zest and squeeze the juice of the lemons. Combine zest and juice with sugar and water in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.

Finishing the stir-fried lemon chicken -- 15 minutes

Coat the chicken cubes with cornstarch and make sure all the pieces are completely coated. Heat a wok on high heat and stir fry the chicken in batches, if you add too much at once they won't become crispy enough.

Transfer the fried chicken to a large bowl and repeat until all the chicken is done.  

Stir-fried lemon chicken
Stir-fried lemon chicken

As soon as the chicken is done and transferred to the bowl, you turn down the heat. Add the lemon mixture to the wok and let it simmer until you've reached the desired thickness.

Add the stir-fried chicken and make sure they're completely coated with sauce. Check if the chicken is done before you'll serve them. Serve with rice and warm vegetables or a salad, enjoy!

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