Lemon Chicken

10 Jan 2013

Lemon Chicken

There was a time I would just eat lemons like oranges. Peel them and pop them in my mouth.

I'm making it seem like it was earlier than only 2 days ago.

But to be fair, lemons have helped me so much these past years, since I have been sick more in the last two years than I have in my whole life. I have also discovered that if you have an almost debilitating sore throat that eating a whole lemon will help SO much.

I am not just saying this because I have a plan to make everyone's faces contort in all sort of manners when your throats feel like the sun inside it. It was instant relief.

So if God gave me lemons, I wouldn't make lemonade. I would eat them whole, or make this delicious lemon chicken. It's like sweet and sour chicken...but lemony!

What you'll need:

-2 large chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized cubes
-1 teaspoon soy sauce
-1 egg yolk
-1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
-2 tablespoons oil

-juice of 1 lemon
-zest of 1 lemon
-2 tablespoons sugar
-1/4 cup water
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
+salt and pepper to taste


    1.   Put the chicken in a bowl, and toss with soy sauce. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.
    2.   To make the sauce, in a small saucepan on medium heat, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, water and cornstarch. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly until thickened, then keep warm.
    3.   Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Whisk together the egg yolk and cornstarch in a small bowl. Toss the chicken in this batter and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden and cooked through.
    4.   Transfer to a plate and spoon the warm sauce over the chicken.

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  1. Our neighbors just gave us a giant basket of lemons from their tree so this will definitely be making an appearance on our table soon :)

  2. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I adore lemon chicken, I think I'll make this recipe next week, except that I'll find another way to prepare the chicken without the coating and frying.

  3. That lemon trick is very timely with everyone getting sick with the flu these days. The chicken dish looks delicious!

  4. Looks awesome, loved the lemony touch, I make it quite different..And interesting to know you eat lemons like oranges :)

  5. You can eat lemon straight like that? My eyes would have watered hah..hah..! I love lemon chicken a lot. Trouble is at the restaurant some of them use artificial lemon and it tasted awful. Lemons are expensive over here.

  6. I like lemons, but I don't think I could eat them just like that.. :D

    I don't remember..have I made lemon chicken before?I think I have tried only orange.. On the list! :)

  7. I love lemons but, never heard of eating one for a sore throat. I'm prone to strep throat so thanks so much for sharing that tip!! The lemon chicken sounds devine!! Two things I love :)

  8. I have a dry cough right now , maybe I should try eating some lemon :D

    Anyway , it's been sometime since I've eaten lemon chicken , I think i'll buy more lemon tomorrow ! lol

  9. I love lemon chicken... love how refreshing it tastes and makes an appetizing meal.

  10. I bet the lemon adds a great flavour to go with the chicken :D
    Looks tasty!

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. I've never had a fondness for lemons like that, but I do enjoy them on chicken. This looks great!

  12. i've never eaten a whole lemon except for that slice of lemon in lemon iced tea! love lemon chicken!

  13. One of my favorite dishes!! Thanks for dropping by my blog...

    Peachy of http://www.thepeachkitchen.com

  14. Cathleen,
    Eating a whole lemon? I have never tried that!
    Love your lemon chicken ..yum!


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