Lemon Chicken

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Lemon chicken is a dish or cuisine of any form that contains the said two ingredients that are lemon and chicken. There are varieties of dishes around the world that uses these two ingredients. We at Urban Teapot will show you our special lemon chicken which is made in the form of gravy.

Recipe Facts



Prep time

15 mins

Cook time

25 mins



Can chicken with bone also be used in this lemon chicken recipe?

You can go boneless or with bone, whichever suits your preference. We’ll be using boneless pieces of chicken in our recipe. And not to worry, there will be no difference in the process of cooking.

Does the lemon make the chicken hard or tough?

Usually, most dishes require you to marinate the chicken overnight for the optimal taste. Here, however, the lemon can make the chicken tougher or chewier if marinated for too long, hence any dish that involves lemon as a marinating ingredient should require less time. (In this recipe approximately 20 mins).

In what utensil should the chicken be marinated in?

Preferably a glass or plastic container. DO NOT use a metal container to marinate lemon chicken because the acid can react with the metal.

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Lemon Chicken

Course: Side DishCuisine: World CuisineDifficulty: Medium


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With a slight sweetness, this lemon chicken recipe stands out from the regular chicken recipe we have shown you till now! Learn how to make Lemon chicken – a starter – a side dish – a party snack! Enjoy 😊


  • Marinating the chicken
  • 500 gm Chicken boneless

  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Pepper

  • 1 Egg

  • 2 tbsp Corn starch

  • 1 tbsp All-purpose flour

  • Preparing the Corn Flour Slurry
  • 1/4 cup Water

  • 1 tsp Corn starch

  • Preparing the Lemon Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 4 cloves Garlic

  • 1 cup Chicken stock

  • 1/8 cup Lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp Honey

  • 1/2 tsp Lemon zest


  • Marinating the chicken
  • Into a bowl take boneless chicken 500 gm, add soya sauce 1 tbsp, salt 1 tsp, black pepper powder 1 tsp, egg 1 pc and mix everything well.
  • Add corn starch 2 tbsp, all-purpose flour 1 tbsp – stir well and keep the chicken marination aside for about 20 minutes.
  • Preparing the Corn Flour Slurry
  • In a bowl take water 1/4 cup, cornflour 1 tsp, and mix well to form cornflour slurry and keep aside for later use.
  • Preparing Chicken fry
  • In a heating frying pan add cooking oil 3 tbsp, add marinated chicken pieces – fry each side of the chicken for about 6-7 minutes on low to medium heat & let the chicken cook properly.
  • Once the chicken is well fried/cooked, take it out and keep it aside for later use.
  • Preparing the Lemon Sauce
  • In the same frying pan, add cooking oil 1 tbsp, chopped garlic 4 cloves, and cook it for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add chicken stock 1 cup, lemon juice 1/8 cup, brown sugar 2 tbsp, honey 1 tbsp, lemon zest 1/2 tsp, and add already prepared cornflour slurry.
  • Boil it for about 2-3 minutes on medium to high heat, then add the fried chicken into it.
  • Cook the chicken in lemon sauce for the last 2 minutes.
  • The lemon chicken is ready to serve as an amazing starter recipe.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Nutrition Facts

    3 servings per container


    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Fat 10.5g 17%
      • Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
    • Cholesterol 161mg 54%
    • Sodium 1441mg 61%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Potassium 706mg 21%
    • Total Carbohydrate 22.8g 8%
      • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
      • Sugars 12.3g
    • Protein 38.5g 77%
    • Calcium 3%
    • Iron 8%
    • Vitamin D 26%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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