This Chinese lemon chicken is crispy battered chicken breast pieces smothered in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce. Add some steamed rice and veggies for a complete meal that the whole family will love. I am on a quest to make all my Chinese food favorites at home. The first step to making Chinese lemon chicken is to batter and fry your chicken pieces.
Asian Lemon Chicken is super simple to make and faster than ordering take out! This Asian Lemon Chicken recipe will be your new favorite! It was really fun to create my own recipe for Lemon Chicken. It took a few tries because you have to get the balance between sweet and sour just right. The sauce is everything for this recipe.
This is my newly developed Chinese lemon chicken recipe that has been well tested. The goal is to create a method with chicken that is crispy even after doused with the sauce, and the outstanding lemon flavor lingers on your palate. Although there are many restaurants served excellent Chinese lemon chicken, some regrettably fall short of being excellent. The chicken is drenched in a pool of sauce which immediately turns soggy. Some are cooked with a gooey cornstarch sauce with hardly noticeable lemon flavor.
Start out by making your sauce by warm a small amount of sesame oil in a sauce pan. Bring your mixture to a gentle boil and then reduce down to a simmer. The sauce will look thin and a little watery at first, but as your cook it will reduce down into a thick glaze. Taste and season as needed. You can add more lemon juice for extra zip, or another touch of honey if you want it sweeter.