Chinese Lemon Chicken

Chinese Lemon Chicken


"No tricks to this Chinese lemon chicken dish! Simply add lots of sesame seeds just before serving!"


1 h 30 m servings 279 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.7g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 450 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To Marinate: Place chicken in a nonporous glass dish or bowl. In a small bowl mix together oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, egg, salt and pepper; pour mixture over chicken, cover dish and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Dip marinated chicken in cornflour and sautee in a large skillet until cooked through (juices run clear) and color is a nice, golden brown.
  3. To Make Sauce: Bring 1/2 cup water to boil in a small saucepan; dissolve sugar in boiling water, then add lemon juice and thicken liquid with pudding mix.
  4. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and pour sauce over all; sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.


  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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  1. 40 Ratings


The sauce recipe is really awful. Why on earth would you want to ruin a dish with instant lemon pudding? Instead, use about 1 cup chicken broth, the juice of 2 lemons, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 t...

after i made this recipe, my daughter, my husband, and i had to go get take out for dinner. It was a total flop.

My husband loved it and requested I make it again soon. I added breadcrumbs to the flour for some extra crispiness. Next time I will make more sauce. A great dish!

I would leave out the 3 tablespoons of sugar in the sauce, it was too sweet for my taste, you can always add it if you think it needs more sugar.

This dish is excellent because of it's flavor and the crispy chicken smothered in lemon sauce,for any lemon fan this dish is for you!!!

This recipe was really good. The flavors melded well, although I would have added a little more lemon to the sauce. I don't eat chicken thighs, so I made it with boneless, skinless breasts and i...

I tweaked this receipe and my husband and family loved it. I used leftover cooked chicken,omitted oyster sauce,used 1tsp. splenda,reg. flour,omitted the 3 Tbls of sugar and sesame seeds. I saute...

This was pretty good! We only used half the sugar, and it was still sweet enough. I would not recommend cutting the chicken before cooking; it was harder to 'bread' lots of little pieces.

We really loved this recipe. I never added the 3 Tbsp.sugar. I marinated my chicken for about 5 hours. Will definitely make this again and again. Tasted just like the lemon chicken at our favor...