Lemon Chicken Asian Style

When I first saw this recipe on Ann's blog, Thibeault's Table, I knew it was destined for my dinner table!  She had me at the word, lemon and the beautiful photograph!

It was as tasty as the photograph promised.  We loved it....a light, crisp batter and sweet/tart lemony sauce!!

Lemon Chicken Asian Style

Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Green onions, chopped

1 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
Salt and pepper
2 egg yolks (optional)
Soda water

Mix the flour, cornstarch,baking powder and salt and pepper together.  Beat egg yolks (if using) and mix with soda water.  Add to flour mixture.  Add enough soda water to make a batter that is slightly thinner than a pancake batter.

Pound the chicken breasts out lightly.

Fry the chicken breasts, one at a time in a fryer.  Dip the chicken breast into the batter.  Hold over the bowl, letting excess batter drip back into the bowl.  Slowly add chicken breast to the hot oil (375° - 400° F.) and fry until golden brown, turning once or twice.  Drain on paper towels and then place cooked chicken on a rack over a baking sheet.  Place the chicken in the oven to keep it warm while cooking the remaining pieces.  (Using the rack prevents the coating from becoming soggy.)

To serve, slice the chicken, drizzle with lemon sauce and sprinkle with chopped green onions.

Lemon Sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
2 - 4 Tbsp honey
1 tsp grated ginger
1 minced garlic clove
1 tsp cornstarch (mixed with a little water)

Place lemon juice, chicken broth, honey, ginger and garlic in a small saucepan and simmer until reduced by half.  Mix cornstarch with a little broth or water and add to sauce.  Cook a few minutes.

The sauce can be adjusted to suit your personal preference, sweet or tangy, by adjusting the amount of honey.


This was super tasty!!

I am participating in Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Rattlebridge Farm.


  1. Yum, Yum....Lemon chicken and a easy recipe...just doesn't get any better than that..
    Have a great Friday..

  2. This really sounds good! I know I'd love it-Happy Weekend:@)

  3. She does that to me all the time:) Looks wonderful..I saw that too!

  4. Sounds wonderful, I can never resist and Asian inspired recipe, love all the vibrant flavors!

  5. i've never seen a lemon sauce quite like this one--it sounds amazing, and perfect for chicken!

  6. This is one my favourite dishes at our local Chinese places. I have Ann's recipe bookmarked too!

  7. Hi - saw this at Rattlebridge Farm and it caught my eye - I agree with you too - I love lemon flavor and will need to give this a try! Newest follower too - hope you will stop by to see me sometime. Have a great weekend! Deb

  8. Oh does this look and sound good. I end up making so many of the recipes you share, not a bad thing at all.

  9. This looks fantastic! Have a great week!

  10. I don't remember Ann's shot but yours sure has me wanting to try this - it sounds delicious as well.

  11. Oh my this sounds so good! Love Lemon and chicken so this is a must try recipe!


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