Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken is an all time favourite dish amongst many Malaysians.

We love having it and it is so easy to make!

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For Lemon Sauce :

1 Lemon, Juice and Skin, Thinly Sliced

2 Tablespoons of Sugar

1 Teaspoon of Honey

1 Tablespoon of Vinegar

1 Tablespoon of Custard Powder

For Chicken Marinate:

1-2 Chicken Breasts, Sliced

1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

1 Egg

1 Teaspoon of Salt

1 Teaspoon of Brown Sugar

 For Flour Mixture :

1/2 Cup of Plain Flour

1/4 Cup of Rice Flour

1/4 Cup of Corn Flour

Some Oil For Frying


  1. Firstly, in a bowl, combine all the ingredients to make the lemon sauce and mix well.
  2. Then, pour it into a small pot and bring to a boil until it thickens. Once thick, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Then in another bowl, add in the chicken, salt, pepper, egg and brown sugar. Mix it all together and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, add in the plain flour, rice flour and corn flour. Mix well.
  5. With the marinated chicken, lightly dust the chicken slices into the flour mixture until evenly coated. Repeat until all the chicken is coated in flour.
  6. In a pan, add in  some oil for deep frying. Once oil is hot enough, add in the floured chicken in batches. Fry for about 3-4 minutes and then remove from heat. It’s okay if it has not browned yet.
  7. Then, add in more oil, and throw in the already fried chicken. Double frying your chicken can make it extra crispy on the outside.
  8. Fry for another 2-3 minutes then remove it from the heat and set he chicken onto some paper towels to absorb all the oil.
  9. Then, add the chicken into a serving bowl and pour over the lemon sauce.
  10. Serve immediately with some rice.


The custard powder adds a little bit of sweetness and helps thicken the lemon sauce. If you don’t have any custard powder you can opt to use about 1 tablespoon of corn flour instead.

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