Chinese-style lemon chicken recipe (to celebrate your New Year)

As many of you will know, there is a great difference between authentic Chinese recipes and those that we enjoy in Chinese restaurants in our country, in the same way that a Valencian paella has little to do with the versions that make our emblematic dish in other countries. In any case, many of us have known Chinese cuisine in neighborhood restaurants and one of the dishes that we liked the most was the Chinese-style lemon chicken recipe that we have prepared today to celebrate their New Year.

With this iconic lemon chicken, three delicacies rice and classic spring rolls, a family who visited the Chinese restaurant in their area and did not know what to order in a Chinese restaurant was safe and also believed they were enjoying authentic Chinese food , and as we told you a while ago, this kitchen is very different.

This recipe starts from a traditional Cantonese dish, but as Diana Kuan explains in Appetite for China, it is normally served steamed, almost like Hainan chicken, with lemon wedges on top - if anything, the classic lemon chicken from Chinese restaurants western, served in batter, is a delicious dish that we like to prepare and today we give you the keys to make it delicious.


For 4 people
  • Chicken breast 2
  • Lemon 2
  • Cornstarch 2 tablespoons
  • Sunflower oil for frying chicken
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Chicken soup 100 ml
  • Soy sauce 50 ml

How to make Chinese-style lemon chicken

Difficulty: easy
  • Total time 20 m
  • Elaboration 15 m
  • Cooking 5m
  • Repose 30 m

We cut three thin lemon slices and squeeze the rest of the two lemons. In a saucepan, put the lemon juice to cook with the sugar, the broth, a tablespoon of cornstarch and the three slices, leaving to simmer until it thickens like a syrup.

We marinate the chicken breasts in the soy sauce for 30 minutes very clean and cut in half so that they are not so thick. Mix the other tablespoon of cornstarch with the beaten egg and with that mixture we breaded the drained breasts and fry them until golden brown.

We cut the breasts into small strips to facilitate the diner to eat them with chopsticks. In a source, we put the three lemon slices aligned and cover them with half the lemon sauce.

We place the chicken on top of the lemon slices, pour the rest of the sauce on top and decorate with a few strips of lemon rind and edible flowers, bringing it to the table immediately so that it arrives very hot.

With what to accompany the Chinese-style lemon chicken

To accompany the Chinese-style lemon chicken, we recommend the classic rice three delicacies and you already have the complete pack, especially if you also put some spring rolls to start. So you will remember those wonderful years in which the "it looked exotic"dine in a chinese.

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