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Chinese Take-Away-Style Lemon Chicken

This juicy, tender chicken is coated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce for perfectly balanced flavors that will leave you wanting more.

Tasty Team
95% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Chinese Take-Away-Style Lemon Chicken

Under 30 minutes


for 1 serving


  • ¼ lb chicken breast (120 g), diced
  • ½ lemon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Chicken Breading

  • ½ cup flour (50 g)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (50 g)
  • 2 cups oil (500 mL)

Lemon sauce

  • ¼ cup chicken stock (60 mL)
  • ½ lemon lemon zest
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ tablespoon corn flour

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1537
  • Fat 65g
  • Carbs 171g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 43g
  • Protein 67g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients with the chicken breast and leave for 20 minutes.
  2. Coat the chicken breast first in flour, then eggs, and finally panko breadcrumbs.
  3. In a medium-sized saucepan heat the oil to 325˚F (170°C),
  4. Deep fry the breaded chicken for about 3-4 minutes until the coating is golden brown.
  5. In a small frying pan, combine the chicken stock, lemon juice, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Mix the corn flour with the water, then add the mixture to the frying pan to thicken the sauce.
  7. Add the chicken to the frying pan and coat with the lemon sauce.
  8. Serve on top of rice. (We garnished ours with green onions and sesame seeds.)
  9. Nutrition Calories: 4856 Fat: 436 grams Carbs: 188 grams Fiber: 9 grams Sugars: 47 grams Protein: 66 grams
  10. Enjoy!
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Chinese Take-Away-Style Lemon Chicken