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Chinese Lemon Chicken (BEST EVER!)

Lemon Chicken!

I can’t tell you how many time I have made I’ve made this, and I can tell you that i have regaled many a person with this! It is absolutely devine. So good, I think I would honestly sacrifice a small child or animal for this. I recommend serving it with chicken flavoured noodles too! Mmmmmmmmmm really orgasmic!


4 Whole chicken breasts
1/2 Cup cornstarch
2 Tbs Water
1 Tbs Light soy sauce or oyster sauce
4 Egg yolks (~50g eggs)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
6 Green shallots (spring onions), chopped
Oil for deep-frying


150ml Lemon juice
3 1/2 Tbs Cornstarch
1 1/2 Tbs Sherry
3 Tbs Light runny honey
2 1/2 Tbs Light brown sugar
240ml Water
2 Cube chicken stock, crumbled
1 Tsp Ginger, finely grated
Salt to taste


1. Cut the chicken breasts in strips. Reserve.

2. For the sauce, combine the lemon juice, cornstarch, sherry, honey, sugar, water, chicken stock and ginger together in a saucepan.

3. Stir over low heat until all the sugar has melted. Then let the sauce boil and thicken. Reserve.

4. Beat the egg yolks, soy sauce and two tablespoons water together. Put the cornstarch into a bowl, gradually add the egg mixture and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. Heat up the oil.

6. Dip the chicken breast strips into the batter.

7. Put a few pieces of chicken into the hot oil and fry until golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

8. Keep warm in a moderate oven (~160°C/325°F) while frying the remaining chicken strips.

9. Arrange the chicken on a serving plate, spoon hot sauce over and sprinkle with the chopped green shallots.



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