Great Lemon Chicken Recipes for your Easter Celebration!

Crispy Lemon Chicken


  • 3 pounds boneless chicken thighs, cubed or cut into 3 inch pieces (or butterfly the thighs before marinating)
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered chicken base (bouillon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Lemon sauce:
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 fresh lemon, sliced thin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring which is optional!


  1. Combine marinade ingredients and marinate chicken in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Drain off all of the liquid.
  3. Deep-fry chicken in 350-degree oil for 3 minutes. (If you butterfly the thighs, cook until golden brown and firm).
  4. Drain well on paper towel.
  5. To prepare lemon sauce, stir the cornstarch into the 1/4 cup of water to dissolve.
  6. In a saucepan, combine remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.
  7. Stir in starch/water mixture and continue cooking until the sauce is thickened.
  8. Serve chicken with sauce!

Thank you Annieamie for your wonderful recipe!


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