Lemon Chicken
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Lemon Chicken

By joinglis (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4
Quick and easy, chinese style, lemon chicken. It is even tastier than a shop bought, lemon chicken ready meal. The lemon sauce can be adjusted to suit your taste


  • 4 chicken breasts, diced & cornflour to coat
  • 2 bunches spring onions
  • 2 green peppers
  • 4 lemons, juiced & zested (reserve a little lemon juice & half lemon zest to add to pan with chicken)
  • 1/2 litre chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Rice to serve


  • STEP 1
    Coat diced chicken with cornflour & fry with a little oil until cooked and well browned. Set aside and keep warm
  • STEP 2
    Put rice on to cook
  • STEP 3
    Chop spring onions finely & slice green pepper into strips
  • STEP 4
    To make lemon sauce, put lemon juice in saucepan with chicken stock & sugar. Heat gently
  • STEP 5
    Mix cornflour with small amount of water
  • STEP 6
    Add cornflour paste to lemon sauce and warm through, sauce will thicken slightly. Add more sugar to taste if required. Add lemon zest at the end
  • STEP 7
    Just before rice finishes cooking, fry spring onions & peppers over high heat, It is best if peppers retain their crunchiness, so only cook for a few minutes at most. Add chicken back to pan, along with reserved lemon juice & zest
  • STEP 8
    Pile chicken mix onto a bed of rice and divide sauce between servings. (We serve the sauce in a jug so everyone can help themselves)
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