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Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken
This is a great chicken recipe infused with Asian flavors and was very similar to the Chinese restaurant style lemon chicken.It is citrus flavored,sweet, tart and crispy chicken .The chicken is first cut into small pieces, dipped in batter and deep fried. The sauce is made separately and drizzled over the chicken.This is perfect with jasmine rice.

1)Chicken boneless- 1 1/2 lb
Soya sauce- 3 tsp
Salt a pinch

2)For the batter
Egg- 2
Corn starch-2 tbs

3)For the sauce
Water - 3/4 cup
( or you can use chicken broth)
Sugar- 3-4 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1 lemon
Lemon zest- 1 tsp
Corn starch- 1 tsp
Yellow color- one drop( optional)

Sesame seeds roasted - 1 tsp
Chopped spring onions - a few

Clean and cut chicken  into small pieces and marinate with soya sauce and pinch of salt and keep aside for ten minutes.
Mix the ingredients under two and make a batter. Heat oil in a pan. Dip the marinated chicken in the batter and deep fry in batches for four to five minutes till it is crispy and golden brown. Drain into paper towels and keep aside.
Mix all ingredients listed under three into a sauce pan and put it in medium flame, stir and allow it to simmer and thicken. Place the chicken in a serving dish and drizzle the sauce all over the chicken. Sprinkle roasted sesame seeds and chopped spring onions. Serve with jasmine rice.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Yumm, irresistible lemon chicken..super tempting..

  2. Mouth watering recipe......looks good..

  3. Suja, Seriously I's looking for a simppler version of mango chicken but all i found was a bigger with lotsa ingredients....Think I can replace ur recipe with mango..Thanx for posting

  4. Yum yum lemon chicken..That was simply superb n flavourful!!Nice clicks too..

  5. Delicious !!! Luv the lemon chicken and the sesame seeds on it !!

  6. Superb chicken..mouthwatering dish..:)

  7. looks great!!!!!!!
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  8. very tempting and wonderful chicken !!

  9. Wow dat looks superb....we just ordered some chinese takeaway and looking at ur pic i dont think they will be able to keep stds...

  10. Lemon chicken looks delicious, nice recipe.

  11. So flavorful! Total restaurant style :)
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  12. Interesting and dish looks amazingly delicious!!

  13. Mouth watering recipe......looks good..

  14. looks perfect.. loved this chicken recipe..

  15. looks so delicious...gr8 pics

  16. hey suja,
    wonderful snaps, looks juicy and well spiced!
    keep them coming!!
    Happy cooking!

  17. Suja, for sure if i'd been non vegetarian, I would invite myself to your house for this one! looks too good!

  18. super fab...I have added this to my must try folder..:)
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  19. Suja your lemon chicken is making me drool here...Looks like restaurant style

    Hamaree Rasoi

  20. Mouth watering recipe......looks good.

  21. That's a nice recipe and a different flavour.Love to check.

  22. Looks very tempting and delicious...

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  23. Soooooooooooooooooooo delish looking...feel like grabbing the plate dear...:)


  24. Irrestible recipe..looks delciious

  25. Loved the combination of flavors.....Very Impressive

  26. wow! this is really good. love it !

  27. suja, chicken looks delicious and mouthwatering.

  28. looks amazing Suja! would love to try, must be so refreshing!

  29. So inviting!!! Truly mouthwatering photos :)

  30. That looks so delicious... i really want to have this...

  31. Yum ....I like this much ...

  32. Delicious and mouth watering chicken. I cannot resist myself. Lovely presentation.

  33. so flavorful and yumm!! adipoli!!

  34. Lemony flavored chicken looks so tempting....gorgeous picture too.

  35. Delicious plate of lemon chicken.

  36. Superb lemon chicken. So inviting. Love the tils in it.

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  37. Totally new to me..It looks sooo yumm...its raining here...and I want it NOW!!!!

  38. Suja.. this looks beautiful.. ivide corn starch njan kure anweshichu .. kittiyilla.. can i replace it with anything else? would love to try this recipe :)

  39. suja...that looks so beautiful and tempting..I loved the clicks..!!

  40. Ithum kollam - yummy! Will I ever get a chance to taste your homemade dishes...? Just thinking out loud :))

  41. the dish looks yummy! would love to try this out.. Just 1 doubt.. can i substitute the corn starch (for batter)with corn flour? will the result be the same or will there be any drastic difference??

  42. This looks amazing! I seriously shouldn't be looking at food blogs at night...restaurants in south delhi


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