Lemon Chicken, Chinese Style

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

We always loved Lemon Chicken in Chinese restaurants and my cousin found this recipe which is at least as good as the Lemon Chicken you find in most restaurants. It is sweet and tangy and is great served with rice or Chinese noodles and stir-fried vegetables.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dip chicken pieces into 2 beaten eggs.
  2. Mix cornstarch, salt and pepper and dip the chicken in the cornstarch mixture.
  3. Fry in small amount of oil in frying pan.
  4. Put into a casserole dish.
  5. Make sauce: Saute the lemon and onion in the oil until onion is soft.
  6. Add the sugar, vinegar, and pineapple juice.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix the corn starch, water, and soy sauce, then add to the sauce.
  8. Cook until clear and thick.
  9. Pour on chicken in the casserole dish.
  10. Cover and cook at 300 for 30 minutes or until done.
Most Helpful

This was totally awesome!! Tasted better than what you get in a restaurant!! My whole family LOVED IT!! Thanks for the great recipe!

Lilly pad January 24, 2010

This is really an awesome recipe. Prep time is a little longer than 20 minutes but WELl Worth it.

SherryHi December 21, 2008

This was great. Finishing the chicken off in the oven made it really tender. I added veggies that I had on hand - carrot, capsicum, eschallots and made a bit more breading to suit my taste. I will make this again.

reddyanna November 11, 2008