Lemon Chicken Recipe

Every since I made that resolution to cook more often so my family can have home-cooked food at least 4 days a week, I’ve been at dead-end every night thinking what to cook the next day. It’s either chicken or fish and it’s always the same old, same old. I’m afraid Darling and Ethan will get bored and not looking forward to come home for lunch anymore.

The other day, I tried dishing out Lemon Chicken as Darling and Ethan love this. The original recipe calls for the use of chili flakes but I omit that out as Ethan has yet to acquire the love for chili.

*Lemon Sauce*
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons chicken granules
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

*To coat the chicken*
1 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
3 egg yolks


To coat the chicken, first combine cornstarch, salt and pepper. 

Dip chicken in cornstarch. Dip in beaten egg yolk and lightly dust in cornstarch again. 

Fry until crispy. Remove. Set aside on kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.

In a saucepan, combine all ingredient for the lemon sauce. Cook over medium heat. Add in the chicken and coat thoroughly.

Served with lemon slices this turned out OKAY! :D Both Darling and Ethan enjoyed it.

Next time, I’ll add the chili flakes though as I just can’t tahan eating this without it. The chili flakes makes this dish look nicer!

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    Wow, that lemon chicken looks really yummy! :D Macam in restaurant punya look, haha!

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    Yummmm….you can cook! Lucky William!!!

    Don’t know how many times I dropped by – thought you have not updated- saw the Dettol post only.

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    would it be sour? next time cook for me too k? =DDD

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      It’s tangy, very appetising :)

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    This is good, I have done the similar recipe. It goes well with the rice.

    Do you like Kam Heong taste?
    I have a wonderful recipe which would like to share with you. It will make you eat more and more rice with this dish

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      Thank you Joanne for the share :)

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    Yummy yummy! Cook for my portion too next time? Hahaha.. By the way, you can try cook Orange Chicken too. My uncle who is a chef taught me that. =D

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      Wow Diana,

      Then you’ve GOT to teach me that!

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    my fav dish..

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    wow..great! I hvn’t tried that yet!

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    hi..1st time here..that lemon chiken looks deliciuos

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    wow, so committed to cooking at home already ah?? good for you.. actually with this as basis, you can try different sauce and you can have different dishes already what?? eg: marmite chicken, onion chicken, sweet and sour chicken, or just even plain deep fried chicken fritters also can mah~~ :p

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    Why only fish or chicken & no PORK?

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      Coz I don’t actually cook pork at home :)

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    Nice, every piece in one bite.. Thumbs Up Merryn!

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    Yummmy….great cook more. Then I can learn from your recipe..heheheh

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    Great attempt. Dish looks good.

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    This one looks yummy, Chef Merryn ;)

    Have a great weekend ya!

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    Looks yummy!~

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    it looks soooo good! you should cook for all of us next round :)

    Latest: Mamak or Indian?

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    Hmm y not buy a cook book….
    N u can make new dishes all d time……

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