RECIPE: Chinese Take-Away-Style Lemon Chicken

RECIPE: Chinese Take-Away-Style Lemon Chicken
Doireann Garrihy
Doireann Garrihy

21 Mar 2017

Trust Tasty to make us drool of a Tuesday.

Their latest savoury recipe looks super delish and is relatively easy to make! 

Here it is: Chinese Take-Away-Style Lemon Chicken.


120 grams chicken breast, diced
Zest of half a lemon
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon soy sauce
A pinch of salt
A pinch of pepper

50 grams plain flour
2 eggs, beaten
50 grams panko breadcrumbs
500 milliliters oil

Lemon sauce
60 milliliters chicken stock
Zest of half a lemon
1 lemon, juiced
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon water
½ tablespoon corn flour


Combine all marinade ingredients with the chicken breast and leave for 20 minutes.
Coat the chicken breast first in flour, then eggs, and finally panko breadcrumbs.
In a medium-sized saucepan heat the oil to 170°C/325˚F.
Deep fry the breaded chicken for about 3-4 minutes until the coating is golden brown.
In a small frying pan, combine the chicken stock, lemon juice, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Mix the corn flour with the water, then add the mixture to the frying pan to thicken the sauce.
Add the chicken to the frying pan and coat with the lemon sauce.
Serve on top of rice and enjoy!