Crispy Chinese Lemon Chicken
This Chinese Lemon Chicken recipe is destined to become a new family favorite thanks to the intoxicating sauce and EXTRA crispy chicken. To make this Chinese Lemon Chicken recipe, bite-size chicken gets tossed in a simple ONE STEP batter then coated in panko, baked or fried then enveloped in a sticky, sweet and tangy. multidimensional lemon sauce that will have you drooling. The sauce is sweet from the honey and apricot preserves, tangy from the lemon juice and red wine vinegar and kicking from the garlic, ginger and chili sauce. The layered complex flavors combined with the crispy, juicy chicken will have everyone combing back for seconds and thirds! Serve this Chinese Lemon Chicken recipe with rice or low carb cauliflower rice, sesame ginger bok choy and you have an easy weeknight meal your whole family will beg you to make again and again!
Baked lemon chicken doesn’t get as crispy as fried lemon chicken and can even become soggy when coated in the sauce. Still, it can be crunchy if you stick to dipping the chicken in the sauce and not enveloping it in the sauce.
Even though this Chinese lemon chicken is quick to make, you can still prepare it in stages if that works better for you.
If you are making Lemon Chicken specifically to freeze, then I recommend freezing the fried chicken and lemon sauce separately so the chicken doesn’t get soggy.