※ Lemon Chicken

  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces or strips *
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon cordial (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons chicken stock granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder / I used dehydrated granules as that's all I had
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (I used more)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce / ketchup
  • cornstarch, for dipping
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • lemon zest (optional) 


Mix together the egg, 1T cornstarch, white pepper and soy sauce.
Place in a large size zip lock with the chicken and allow to marinade 10 minutes or more.
I marinated mine all afternoon. (4 hrs or so)

Heat oil in pan -- while it is heating dip each piece in additional cornstarch and place in frypan cooking till done and golden brown.

Mix first 4 sauce ingredients in a sauce pan.

Add water, juice, and tomato sauce whisking to prevent lumps.

I added cordial just before serving as I felt it lacked that sickly sweet lemon taste of store bought sauce. (you can leave it out) I also added some lemon zest to give it that real boost. 

Cook till thick and clear and serve with chicken over rice. 

* Allow 1 chicken breast per person


  1. These tasted amazing. And, were even better with the plum sauce which we had them with on Friday night. Nice work, Elle from Elle's Kitchen!


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