Chinese lemon chicken recipe

Tasty lemon chicken made just like a Chinese restaurant is one of the easiest ways to whip up a family meal that everyone will eat, without having to hit the local takeway. This version of Chinese lemon chicken is sweet and flavoursome.


1 cup fine breadcrumbs

3 tablespoons grapeseed or vegetable oil

5 free-range chicken breasts (about 800g), trimmed of excess fat, sliced diagonally

1 teaspoon white vinegar

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1 tablespoon plain flour

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1 cup chicken stock

200g lemon curd, such as Yakandandah brand

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice



Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl, and roll all the chicken pieces in the crumbs setting aside on a plate.

Bring a large frying pan to medium heat, and add 2 tablespoons oil. Fry the chicken in batches until golden and cooked through, replenishing the oil when it is needed. Place cooked pieces back onto the plate.

Deglaze the pan with the vinegar, scraping up all the cooked chicken bits, and allowing the vinegar to cook off.

Add the flour and stir through to make a paste. Whisk in the stock, curd and juice until smooth. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes until thickened.

Add the chicken pieces back to the pan and stir together.

Serve immediately with rice, or inside a fresh roll with butter, lettuce and tomato

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