Lemon Chicken recipe

Main Dishes · Recipes · January 11, 2018

Simple and delicious Lemon Chicken, packed with lots of flavor! Serve over rice or noodles - SO good!!

I’m obsessed with delicious chicken recipes! It’s probably because we have chicken at least once a week so I love finding new chicken recipes to try out. We definitely have our favorites but I don’t think I could handle using the same 2-3 recipes every month. I love to change things up and find new chicken dishes to try and the one I’m sharing today is a new favorite!

Today I’m sharing a recipe for Lemon Chicken. It has so many delicious flavors including lemon, soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar and more. Sounds delicious, right?! It’s fairly easy to make too and is great served by itself or even with rice or noodles. It reminded me of a mild version of the chicken found in the Spicy Chicken Salad at Pei Wei’s. Have you tried it before? It’s my favorite dish to get there, and now I feel like I can make the chicken myself at home! Even better, you can serve this with some greens and make your own salad at home. I definitely recommend giving it a try because it is so tasty and definitely won’t disappoint. 😉

Lemon chicken recipe

Doesn’t the chicken look so delicious and juicy?! I’m seriously wishing I had a bowl right now. It’s definitely too good not to have again soon! 😉


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How to make Lemon Chicken:

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Lemon Chicken
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ - ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
For the lemon glaze
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  1. Begin my making your glaze. In a medium pan, over medium heat, combine honey, soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, lemon pepper and minced garlic. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 10-12 minutes, should be slightly thickened.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 cup oil over medium high heat.
  3. Place flour in a ziploc bag and pour milk into a small bowl. Add 8-10 pieces of chicken to your bag of flour and shake around. Take each piece out and dip in milk and throw back into the flour bag. Shake around and take the chicken out. Repeat until all chicken is coated in flour and milk.
  4. Fry chicken in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. Toss chicken in your glaze mixture and serve warm over rice, noodles or salad.

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious.

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Simple and delicious Lemon Chicken, packed with lots of flavor! Serve over rice or noodles - SO good!!

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There is no lemon or lemon juice in the recipe??? Help! Thanks.


I agree. I don’t see any lemon/lemon juice in the ingredient list. I think it must just be a typo? Do you mind fixing it because I’d love to make this with fresh lemons from our lemon tree. Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    For some reason, part of the ingredients didn’t copy and paste but everything is there now. 😉


Could you bake the lemon chicken instead of frying? If so, how?


So many lovely recipes. Thanks so much.


I have not had good luck with lemon chicken recipes before. I hope this one is the winner!

    Lil' Luna

    I hope you like it… let me know what you think! 😀

Angela Regan

Going to try without breading and milk, gonna put in crockpot with sauce on low for 4 hrs

Angela Angeline

I just made this recipe for dinner, and it was amazing! I haven’t eaten half of it at this point, I just had to write a comment! Fabulous!

    Lil' Luna

    I’m SO glad you liked it!! 😀 It’s one of my favorites!

Melissa Howell

I’m so excited to try this! I have been looking for a recipe that makes the breading crispy. I really hope this is it! I haven’t tried coating with milk and flour before. I also love the addition of pineapple juice!

Eileen Mitchell

Send receipes


Loving these recipes. At my age you look for not too complicated.

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