Chicken Lemon

Refreshing Chicken Lemon dish, perfect for spring time. It’s sour, sweet, crunchy, and satisfying. Enjoy cooking and hope you like it… 🙂DSC02032.JPG

Total Time: 1 hour

Serving: 4


800 g               chicken breast (about 4 pieces), cut into 1-2 cm cube

1 ½ cup           flour

250 ml             vegetable oil for deep frying


To marinate

4 tbsp              light soy sauce

2 tbsp              shaoxing wine

1                      egg white


Lemon sauce

2                      garlic, chopped

2 cm                ginger, grated

2 tbsp              light soy sauce

¼ cup              brown sugar

2                      lemon, squeezed (I could recommend roll the lemon before, it makes squeezing easier)

1                      lemon zest (not too much, because it will be bitter)

2 tsp                chicken powder

1 cup               water

3 tsp                cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tsp water



Sesame seeds

Chopped spring onion



  • Marinate the chicken for about 10-15 minutes.DSC01997.JPG
  • Pre-heat a wok/deep cooking pan with vegetable oil on medium-high.
  • Add in the flour into the marinated chicken, massage and mix them well. It will be a little slumpy but that’s the texture you want to get the crispy chicken.DSC02006.JPGDSC02007.JPGDSC02008.JPG
  • Once the oil is heated, deep fry the chicken into 2-3 parts, depending on how big your pan is. Set aside on the kitchen paper.DSC02013.JPGDSC02015.JPG
  • On a clean wok/cooking pan, heat up a few spoons of vegetable oil on medium-high.
  • Add in the garlic and ginger, stir until it’s fragrant.DSC02016.JPG
  • Pour in other ingredients for the lemon sauce, turn down the heat to medium, mix then well and try it out, you can adjust the taste according to your preference.DSC02017.JPGDSC02020.JPG
  • Once you are happy with the taste, add in the chicken. Mix them well until all the chicken is covered with the lemon sauce.DSC02021.JPG
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped spring onion, ready to serve.DSC02029.jpg

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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