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Lemon Chicken

Come party with us A to Z style for the Ultimate Blog Party. We’ll talk about lemons and even share a recipe for lemon chicken, a new addition to our recipe box.

Lemons with salt. Lemons in iced tea. Lemonade. Lemon chicken.

Those are just a few of the ways we use lemons in our house with lemon chicken being the most recent addition to our regularly requested dinners. As a kid, I fondly remember eating Limon, a salt and lemon powder Mexican candy, and selling them to my friends for twice what I paid. Now, the same candy – is it really even candy? – is in high demand to sprinkle on all sorts of foods.

Do lemons have a special place in your heart?

If you’re joining us from the Ultimate Blog Party, welcome to Tim And Angi’s Blog. I’m Angi, the primary writer of this blog. Wife to Tim. Mom to Little T and Drama King. We live in a small country town in southern New Mexico. When I’m not blogging, I am a web and print designer.

lemon chicken

Lemon Chicken

One of the most requested recipes in our home. Basically chicken nuggets tossed in a tangy lemon sauce. Short on time, skip making the nuggets and use frozen ones instead.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 447 kcal


  • 2 pound chicken breasts boneless skinless boneless-skinless, cut into 1” cubes
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • oil for frying


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch white pepper


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 3 slices of lemon peeled
  • yellow food coloring optional


Marinade The Chicken

  • Place cut chicken breast pieces into a bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from the refrigerator.

Batter and Fry Chicken

  • Beat batter ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Pour the batter into the chicken bowl and stir until all pieces are coated with batter.
  • Heat deep fryer to 350 degrees and deep-fry in batches until chicken is fully cooked. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

Make The Sauce

  • In a separate bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and mix well. Add 3 slices of lemon to the sauce mixture.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in your wok and stir in the lemon sauce mixture and heat until well mixed and sauce becomes clear.
  • Remove lemon slices.

Combine and Serve

  • Add chicken and mix well.
Keyword kid friendly, quick bite

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By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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[…]   Way Back Wednesday – The One Where I Apologize Plus Nursery Rhymes Welcome & Introductions Welcome to Tim And Angi's Blog. I'm Angi, the primary writer of this blog. Wife to Tim. Mom to Little T and Drama King. We live in a small country town in southern New Mexico. When I'm not blogging, I am a web and print designer. Tim works from home as a technical support agent. Little T is a huge wrestling fan, loves the Power Rangers, and uses his webcam to make videos. He has Apraxia which is a speech disorder and uses an AAC device to communicate everything we do not understand. Drama King is a huge fan of nature, loves the Power Rangers, and is a fantastic Nintendo NES player. He will remind you about saving the planet, saving animals, and just being a good Earthling. Hear It First Cooking From The Heart […]

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