- Soy sauce 1 tablespoon
- Cornstarch ¼ cup • 338 kcal
- Flour 1 tablespoon
- Chicken thighs 250g skinless and boneless, cubed
- Lemon juice 3 tablespoons fresh
- White sugar 3 tablespoons powdered • 392 kcal
- Water ½ cup
- Cornstarch 1 teaspoon, for the sauce • 338 kcal
- Lemon zest ½ teaspoon
- oil, for frying
This chicken dish has practically all kinds of flavors familiar to mankind! It’s sweet, it’s tangy, it’s salty, and if you wish to add some hot pepper then it can be spicy too. This classic chicken dish tastes just like the one, which you order-in, except that it is much more flavorful and reliable.
So, do try out this very easy to prepare crispy chicken dish!
Add soy sauce, ¼ cup cornstarch, and flour to the cubed chicken pieces. Mix it all well and keep aside. In a pan, add lemon juice, sugar, water, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, lemon zest, and keep it aside.
Now, heat the oil for frying. Fry the chicken pieces carefully until it is evenly brown in color and crispy. Transfer the fried chicken pieces in another bowl and repeat with the remaining chicken pieces.
Now, heat the pan to cook the ingredients of the lemon sauce on medium flame until the sauce is slightly thick in consistency. Add the fried chicken pieces to the sauce and cook everything together until the sauce evenly coats the chicken pieces. Serve hot with rice and enjoy!
You can add about a teaspoon of salt to the boiling lemon sauce if desired. Reduce the soy sauce quantity by half, if you prefer to eat slightly ‘yellowish’ colored lemon chicken. You can also marinate the raw chicken pieces with cornstarch, flour, and soy sauce for about 30 minutes.
Nutritional information (per serving): 196 Calories, 9.2g Total fat (1.5g Saturated fat, 1.2g Polyunsaturated fat, 5.7g Monounsaturated fat), 51.9mg Cholesterol, 280.1mg Sodium, 164.2mg Potassium, 15.2g Total carbohydrates (0.2g Dietary fiber, 6.1g Sugars), 12.7g Protein