Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe

On busy weeknights when I’m tempted to order in, this is the recipe I’ve been turning to again and again. Inspired by a takeout favorite, this weeknight recipe features chicken thighs that’s cooked until the edges are nice and crispy, quick stir-fried , and an irresistible sticky sauce. You’ll definitely want plenty of rice to soak up the extra sauce.

A sweet and tangy Chinese recipe made with chicken thighs, oyster sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, sesame seeds, salt, pepper and lemon pudding mix. The tart flavor of lemon works well with chicken. Serve with jasmine rice. Check it out Chinese Lemon Chicken recipe here

[one_third] Prep Time: 10 minutes[/one_third] [one_third]Cook Time:20 minutes[/one_third] [one_third_last] Servings: 4[/one_third_last]


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  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/8 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste

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Yield: 4 servings

Amount per serving.

  • Calories: 279
  • Total Fat:8.5g
  • Cholesterol:88mg

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Step 1

To Marinate Chicken:

Cut chicken thighs into 1 inch pieces. Place chicken in a glass dish or bowl. Add sesame oil, oyster sauce, sugar, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well. Cover and marinate for 1 hour.
Step 2

To Make Lemon Chicken:

After 1 hour,dip marinated chicken in cornflour. Saute in a large skillet for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender andd all juices run clear. Keep warm.
Step 3

To Make Sauce:

Pour 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then add sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in lemon juice and pudding mix until sauce is thickened.
Step 4

To Proceed:

Pour sauce over all the fried chicken. Toss well. Top with toasted sesame seeds.Chinese Lemon Chicken is ready to serve. ENJOY!

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  • Serve with steamed or boiled rice.

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