Nissara's Chinese Lemon Chicken


In Asia, food is a big part of the culture and when my sisters come to visit, cooking is always a family affair 🙂

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Ingredients for: 4 people


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Additional ingredients

  • 800g chicken breast
  • 300 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 eggs white
  • 1 tbsp chopped spring onions
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


In this recipe, made with the help of my loved ones, we’ll show you how to make a delicious lemon chicken, a Chinese classic that’s also popular in the West.

Dice the chicken breasts and place in a large bowl, add the Protein and Salt , mix well and set aside.

Place the flour in a large container and toss the chicken cubes in it until each piece is completely coated in flour.

Heat the Erdnussöl in a wok, add the chicken and fry until golden brown (you can of course also use an electric or air fryer).

Once the chicken is done, remove from the oil and place on a piece of kitchen paper to soak up the excess oil.

Now it’s time to prepare the lemon sauce: In a separate bowl, mix together the squeezed lemon juice, grated lemon zest, grated ginger, sugar, Woksauce , sweet chili sauce, and Reisessig .

Heat the wok oil in a separate wok, stir in the lemon sauce and cook for 2/3 minutes. Add the fried chicken and stir until the sauce reduces and the chicken is translucent.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and spring onions and serve on a tray.

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Serve with lemon slices.

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