Lemon chicken recipe

Chef: Tesco
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Lemon chicken recipe
Quick and easy, delicious chicken

15ml (1tbsp) oil

500g (1lb) boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into thin strips

1 garlic clove, crushed

10ml (2tsp) freshly grated ginger

1 bunch spring onion, thinly sliced lengthways

1/4 chicken stock cube (add to 150ml (1/4pt) hot water)

Juice 1 lemon (about 45ml or 3tbsp)

15ml (1tbsp) caster sugar

15ml (1tbsp) light soy sauce

30ml (2tbsp) Chinese rice wine or sherry

15ml (1tbsp) cornflour, blended with 30ml (2tbsp) cold water

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and when hot, add the chicken, garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until the chicken is browned. Remove from the pan.

Add all the sauce ingredients to the pan, except for the cornflour. Bring to the boil, then stir in the cornflour mixture.

Simmer for 1 minute until thickened. Return the chicken to the pan with the spring onions and stir-fry until coated in the sauce.

Cut into the thickest part of the fillet to check that the chicken is cooked through, with no pink showing.

Serve immediately with steamed rice.


Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cooking Time
5 minutes

Main ingredients
Chicken, Vegetables, Rice, Ginger

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners, Quick Meals

Level of Difficulty

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