Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 35 mins

This was my mother's recipe, and there was just something about the way she made it, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I hope you will try it and like it as much as I do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dredge chicken pieces in flour or cornstarch and brown in oil.
  2. Make braising liquid which consists of:.
  3. 4 tablespoons sherry.
  4. 4 tablespoons soy sauce.
  5. 1/4 teaspoons sugar.
  6. 2 cloves garlic, crushed.
  7. 1 slice fresh ginger, crushed.
  8. 1 teaspoons sesame oil.
  9. 2 whole star anise.
  10. 2 dried red chili peppers, broken in half.
  11. Pour over browned chicken pieces for about 15 minute or until tender.
  12. Combine 3/4 cup lemon juice and 3/4 cup sugar to make lemon sauce. Simmer for 10 minute.
  13. Meanwhile combine 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 2 teaspoons water, add to lemon -sugar mixture and cook until clear. Add grated lemon rind and pour over chicken.
  14. Garnish with green onions.


Most Helpful

Finally, a real Chinese tasting lemon chicken with just an amazing flavor! I so loved this and so did the kids despite it being too spicy for them. Next time I'll decrease the amount of hot pepper and I did not use the star anise which I don't like but I'll definitely be making this again! 10/16/08 edit: I just wanted to add that I have made this several times now and I find that it tastes best when the ginger is not crushed, just briefly cooked in the sauce and then removed otherwise it does get a bit overpowering unless you are completely enthralled with ginger than it probably wouldn't matter.

scancan October 16, 2008

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