Stir-Fry Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken stir-fry is a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love. The chicken is coated in a delicious lemon sauce and served with rice.

preparation: 10 minutes

making: 15 minutes

total: 25 minutes

servings: 4 portions

nutrition: 255 calories per serving

cuisine: Chinese


  • 2 chicken breasts, 400g
  • 100ml light soy sauce
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 red bell pepper, 120g
  • 150g broccoli
  • 1 carrot, 80g
  • 2 small white onions
  • 150ml of chicken stock
  • oil for greasing

You will need cooked rice for serving


All the ingredients on the table top ready to make stir-Fry Lemon Chicken

Wash and clean the chicken breasts then cut them into thick shreds.

Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice.

In a small bowl combine soy sauce, lemon juice and cornflour and leave for later. 

Peel the carrot and onion.

Wash pepper and broccoli.

Cut onion into wedges, pepper into dice, trim the broccoli into florets and slice the carrot thinly.

Diced chicken breasts fried in a pan

In a deep frying pan or wok heat a few spoons of oil then add the chicken.

Lightly fried chicken breasts in a pan

Fry for about 5 minutes over high heat until meat is browned all over, stirring regularly.

Chicken breast in a pan with vegetables on top

Add vegetables and stir fry until vegetables started to soften.

Chicken frying with vegetables and lemon sauce

Pour the lemon-soy mixture and chicken stock, bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes until the sauce gets thicker.

You can use fresh chicken stock or from half of the chicken stock cube.

Ready to serve stir-fry lemon chicken in a pan

Add half of the lemon zest and mix.

Serve hot with a portion of rice.

Stir-fry lemon chicken on a plate served with rice and sprinkled with lemon zest

Finish by sprinkling with the remaining lemon zest.