Chinese Lemon Chicken

Added by del
Tagschicken chinese main
Prep time15 minutes + min 1 hour marinating time
Cooking time15 minutes


2 Chicken thighs
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp corn flour
5 tbsp water
3 tbsp lemon juice
1.5 tbsp raw sugar
2 tbsp corn flour
oil for cooking
1 tbsp sesame seeds



  1. Dice chicken into 1cm cubes
  2. Make marinade: combine soy sauce, mirin, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp corn flour and chicken in a bowl. Toss/stir to coat the chicken and refrigerate minimum 30 minutes
  3. Make sauce: combine water, 3 tbsp lemon juice, raw sugar and 2 tbsp corn flour in a bowl, set aside while cooking the chicken
  4. Heat oil in frypan on high heat, add chicken and cook until crispy and cooked through, remove from pan and drain on paper towel
  5. Add sauce to pan and cook until starting to bubble and hot, return chicken to pan and stir through to coat in sauce. Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools
  6. Put on a serving plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds, then serve immediately while hot


Serve with rice and Chinese style vegetables


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