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Lemon Chicken Recipes

Lemon Chicken Recpe

Why order take out when you can make your own Classic American lemon chicken recipe at home?


  • 2 tablespoons cornflour, plus 1 teaspoon extra for sauce*
  • black pepper, to season
  • 600g skinless chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced
  • Sauce
  • 1 lemon, 1/4 cup juice
  • 1/3 cup salt-reduced chicken stock*
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey
  • cooking oil spray
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, cut in matchsticks
  • 1 bunch choy sum, steamed
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 spring onions, sliced

*NOTE: Ingredients with an asterisk (*) indicate that although this ingredient is usually gluten-free, it’s wise to check the label to be sure as product ingredients can vary and formulations can change.


Step 1 Season cornflour with pepper and spread on a plate. Lightly coat chicken in cornflour. To make sauce, place ingredients and extra cornflour in a jug. Stir until well combined and smooth. Set aside.

Step 2 Heat a wok over a high heat. Spray with oil. Stir-fry chicken in batches for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove from wok. Set aside.

Step 4 Return wok to a high heat. Spray with a little more oil. Add onion and ginger. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until golden. Add sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return chicken to wok. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or until chicken is heated through.

Step 5 Serve with choy sum and rice on the side. Garnish with spring onions.

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