Deep-Fried Lemon Chicken

Ready in 1 hour
3 review(s) averaging 5. 100% would make again

Top-ranked recipe named "Deep-Fried Lemon Chicken"

Share it:

Try this Deep-Fried Lemon Chicken recipe, or contribute your own. "Parties" and "Poultry" are two tags used to describe Deep-Fried Lemon Chicken.

"This is one of our favorites, made this for a pot luck dinner and had several people request the recipe "

- Severin


Are you making this? 
1 Green bell pepper
1 Lemon
1/2 c Water
2 ts Water
1/2 c Flour
1/4 ts Salt
1 ts Cornstarch
sprigs Parsley
1/2 ts Vegetable oil
1/4 c Cornstarch
3 tb Sugar
1 lb Chicken breast
1/2 ts Baking powder
1 Red bell pepper

Original recipe makes 2



Wash and seed the peppers. Cut each one into strips about 2 x 1/4 inches. Cut the boneless chicken breast into strips about 3 x 1/2 inches. Prepare the batter by mixing in a bowl the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, water and oil. Stir until smooth. Cut half of the lemon into thin semicircular slices. Prepare the lemon sauce by squeezing the juice from the other half of the lemon and combining in a cup with the sugar and water. Stir well. Combine about 1 teaspoon cornstarch and about 2 teaspoon water in a second cup. This mixture will be used later to thicken the lemon sauce. Dip each piece of chicken in the batter and let the excess drip back into the bowl. Deep fry the chicken in small batches. It is best to use an electric deep fryer, but if this is not available, heat about 1 quart of vegetable oil in a wok or deep pan until it is very hot. Then add about 5 pieces of chicken at a time to the oil and cook, covered, for about 5 minutes or until a golden brown crust forms. Check once a minute to see if the pieces are sticking together, and if so, separate them. After each batch is finished, set aside on a paper towel to drain off the excess oil. Cook the lemon sauce by pouring the lemon-sugar mixture into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch-water mixture and stir until thickened. To please the eye as well as the palate, mix up the chicken and colored pepper pieces and pile on a plate. Top with sprigs of parsley and place the lemon slices around the outside of the plate. Put the hot lemon sauce in a cup so that people can pour it over their chicken just before eating, to keep it crispy. Serve with rice. Dont forget to start the rice so that it will be done at the same time as the chicken. A nice-looking dish for company. The deep-fried chicken pieces can also be served as party snacks instead of junk food. NOTES: * Crispy chunks of chicken in sweet lemon sauce. Yield: Serves 2-3. : Difficulty: With an electric deep fryer, easy; without one, moderate. : Time: 45 minutes. : Precision: Measure the batter ingredients. : Andy Tanenbaum : Dept. of Math and Computer Sci., Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, HOLLAND : seismo!mcvax!!ast : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust

Calories Per Serving: 823 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Reviews for Deep-Fried Lemon Chicken

I'd rate it:

sign in to add your comment

Get the free BigOven app on your phone.
Quickly find any recipe anywhere!


Recipe ideas by email


Add your review!

It's juicy and tender and tangy
Brightongrow 3 years ago

This is one of our favorites, made this for a pot luck dinner and had several people request the recipe
Severin 4 years ago

This is one of our favorites, made this for a pot luck dinner and had several people request the recipe
Severin 4 years ago

Add unlimited recipes. Organize in custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free