Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken Recipe


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Regular Lemon chicken recipe


1 1/2 pounds Chicken breast fillets

1 chunk of Ginger root

3 green onions chopped

1or2 lemon grass stem

2 tablespoons of lime juice

1 cup of lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

2 tablespoons of sugar

2 tablespoons of dry Sherry wine

Soya sauce

2 egg yolks

6 teaspoons of starch

2 cups of plain flour (optional rice flour)

1/2 cup of sugar (optional brown sugar or honey, or low-cal sugar substitue)

Sesame seeds

Sesame oil or sunflower seeds oil

2 cups of rice

(optional 1/4 cup of Sambal oelek)

Where to FIND Sambal Oelek
Lemon Chicken Recipe

Directions, cooking chicken breasts:

  • Boil the rice with salty water (water must be twice and a half the amount of rice). It is a good idea to aromatize the rice with Mirin Japaneese wine, optionally you can season it with garlic powder.
  • Cut the chicken breasts fillets into stripes.
  • In a bowl, mix the yolks with 1/2 the Sherry wine, the soya sauce and two tablespoons of water. Then add 2 teaspoons of starch and mix. After that, add the flour and mix.

(Add now the sambal oelek if you prefer a spicy touch).

  • Stir until the cream is uniform. Mix the  content with the chicken and let it marinade for about 15 minutes.
  • Mix the rest of the starch with the flour

Reserve 1 tablespoon of starch for later). For best results it is better to sift the flour and the starch.

  • Coat the chicken, level up the heat and fry it in the wok (or a pan if it's hard for you to find one) with hot oil, 

Using really hot oil makes the outer skin of the chicken meat to be sealed and this lets all the self juices and sauces stay n the meat, making it more juicy and nice in mouth. Specially because we are using the breast of the chicken, which is the dryest part of it.

Reserve the fried portions over absorbent kitchen paper to remove the extra oil.

Meanwhile, we need to prepare the lemon chicken recipe sauce: 

  • In the same wok, drop the lemons and lime juices with 3 tablespoons of water, the rest of the Sherry and the sugar. Set the temperature to medium and keep stirring while bringing it to boil.

In order to thicken the sauce, mix the rest of the starch with 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and drop it into the wok. Stir until thicken.

Set aside from the stove. Add the chicken to the sauce and mix it.


  • Serve the chicken on a dish and drop some green onion on top and the plain rice. Decorate with some sesame seeds.
4 people
45 min.


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Gluten free, Organic Lemon Chicken Recipe

Gluten free, Organic Lemon Chicken Recipe:


2 Pounds organic chicken breasts cut in dices and seasoned with salt and pepper.

6 1/2 Tablespoons of organic cornstarch

8 Tablespoons of organic corn flour.

1 1/2 Lemons (Organic)

2 tablespoons of organic brown sugar (or natural honey)

2 yolks from organic eggs

4 tablespoons of organic sherry or cider vinegar


Grind some lemon skin and add it to the lemon sauce for a mor intense flavor.


Step 1

Mix in a bowl and blend toguether: 

  • The yolks 
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of organic conrstarch

Put the chicken portions in the bowl and stir until they're all coated

Leave and marinade for at leat 10 minutes.

Step 2


  • Sieve 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of organic, gluten free corn flour.

Fry the chicken:

Heat the wok until the oil is really hot

Coat each piece with the flour-starch mix and deep them until golden

Reserve over a kitchen paper to get ridd of the extra-oil

Step 3

In a small glass,  mix well 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water. Reserve

Mix in a small saucepan, and heat until it boils:

  • The lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey
  • 3 tablespoons of water

Add the starch in water and stir. You'll see how it turns into a kind of gelly. Make it boil for a few seconds and reserve. The lemon sauce's ready to coat the fried chicken

4 people
45 min.

Recipe plus:

During the spring, green vegetables are essential to maintain the inner rhythm. The wok is a great technique because the vegetables keep almost all the good properties and keep as crunchy as they can be, which is great. But not only that, besides including the green colors into your dish, you should be introducing acid flavors. A wonderful recipe including all these conditions is Lemon Chicken.

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