Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Chinese Lemon Chicken

Here’s my healthier spin on the Chinese Takeaway favourite Lemon Chicken. Ready in 20 minutes, you could add a green veg to it, or some cashew nuts. I served it simply with rice and sesame dressed broccoli on the side.

Serves: 4

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Difficulty: easy



800g boneless chicken, either breasts or thighs cut into strips
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp honey
2 garlic cloves crushed
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
Juice and zest of 2 lemons

2 tsp corn starch, corn flour or plain flour mixed with 4 tbsp chicken stock

To finish:-
Extra lemon juice/zest
1 chilli chopped
Sliced spring onions

Mix together all the ingredients apart from the extra lemon, chilli and spring onions. Pop in the fridge until you’re ready or cook straight away.

Heat a pan, add the chicken and it’s marinade and cook on a medium to high heat for 15 minutes until the chicken is caramelised and has become sticky and the marinade has reduced.

Taste and add the juice and zest of the other lemon if needed. Finish with the spring onion and chilli if you like. You could also add toasted cashew nuts or peanuts….and/or blanched broccoli or green beans.

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