Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Simple dish where the taste of lemon shines.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the lemon zest, juice, chicken stock, soy sauce, sugar, honey, and chili in a bowl. Do a taste test here to balance out the tartness, saltiness, sweetness and heat.
  2. Place the chicken into mixture and marinate for 10-20 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan.
  4. Add the ginger and garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  5. Add the chicken reserving the marinade.
  6. Saute the chicken until cooked, about 3-5 minutes.
  7. Add the reserved marinade and simmer until the sauce has reduced and thickened, about 7-10 minutes.
  8. Add the green onion, cilantro and sesame seeds and remove from the heat.
  9. Serve on rice or noodles.
Most Helpful

We doubled the recipe which served 4 of us and left for meals for the DH to freeze for when he does night shift. I served this with fried rice and the DH has already requested we have it again. When we made the marinade I only used the zest of 1 lemon and juice of 2 but upon tasting it (before putting the chicken in) we thought it was a little strong on the sesame so added some extra lemon juice (won't do that again though as the lemon taste definately came out in the cooking though still tasting good. Thank you Chef for a very nice quick stir fry meal.

I'mPat December 12, 2009