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Lemon Chicken

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Lemon Chicken
Chicken Breast – 1, skinned, deboned, lightly beaten
Egg – 1, small, lightly beaten
Cornstarch – 2 tblsp
Oil as required
Lemon Zest – grated, to garnish

For the sauce:
Lemon Juice – 1 1/2 tblsp
Chinese Plum Sauce – 1 tblsp
Water – 1/3 cup (100 ml)
Cornstarch – 1 tsp
Lemon – 1/2 small, quartered, finely sliced

1. Mix all the sauce ingredients and keep aside.
2. Coat the chicken with the beaten egg.
3. Dip it in the cornstarch and keep aside.
4. Heat oil for deep frying over medium flame.
5. Add the chicken and deep fry till light golden brown.
6. Remove and drain excess oil.
7. Heat the sauce over medium flame and bring to a boil.
8. Then simmer till it thickens.
9. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and transfer to a serving plate.
10. Pour the sauce over and garnish with grated lemon zest.
11. Serve at once.

Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.


sarosh March 16, 2011 - 11:18 am


R.K.MEHTA July 29, 2010 - 5:22 am


aseem August 3, 2008 - 5:09 am

i understand how to make it but i also listen that curd is also used in making lemon chicken can anyone tell me abt this

Vaishali August 6, 2008 - 4:44 am

that is used for marination sometimes…but lemon juice or sauce is a better option…

chandan January 31, 2008 - 1:33 am

easier way…
fry some onions and green chillies till onions go transparent, add garlic(chopped or paste), add chicken pieces, salt, white pepper and little lemon juice(5 ml enough for 1/2 kg chicken)
cover and cook for ten minutes.


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