This Chinese Lemon Chicken recipe will make you feel like you are eating at home, but ordered some take out at the same time! This is a classic Chinese dish that many enjoy for takeout, but now you can enjoy it after you made it yourself!
Imagine the money you will save when you start cooking more and more meals at home. Sure, it’s always nice to get some Chinese takeout, but this Chinese Lemon Chicken recipe will give you meals for days, so don’t miss out!
Check out the Chinese Lemon Chicken recipe right here!
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- oil for frying canola or vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- In a bowl, combine the eggs, salt and pepper.
- Using a shallow bowl or a plate, combine the flour and 1/2cup of cornstarch.
- Now take each piece of chicken and dip it into the egg mixture and then dip it into the flour mixture.
- Do this same thing with all the pieces of chicken.
- Take a deep pan and heat 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees F.
- Once the oil is hot enough, add in about 7 to 8 pieces of chicken and let it cook for 5 minutes or until it is crispy and golden brown.
- Repeat this same process until all of the chicken is fried.
- Using paper towels, drain the chicken.
- You can make the sauce while the chicken is frying. To do this, combine the lemon juice, sugar and water into a small saucepan and let it simmer.
- In a small bowl, mix together one tablespoon of cornstarch with two tablespoons of cold water. Now pour this mixture into the lemon juice mixture.
- You will want to bring the sauce to a boil. Cook the sauce for 1-2 minutes or until it has thickened, but stirring constantly.
- Now toss that chicken with the lemon sauce and then stir in the lemon zest.
- To finish the dish, top it with sesame seeds and green onions and serve it immediately.
Source: Dinner at the Zoo