Ingredients

  • Serves 3-4 people
  • 600g chicken thighs and drumsticks, bone in, skin on.

    400ml vegetable oil for frying

     

  • For the marinade:

    1 tbsp corn flour 

    ½ tsp custard powder 

    1 whole egg 

    1 tsp salt 

    ½ tbsp black pepper 

    1 tbsp white vinegar 

     

  • For coating the chicken: 

    2 tbsp corn flour 

    300g plain flour

     

  • For the lemon sauce:

    3 fresh lemon slices, about 1 cm thick

    3 tbsp lemon juice 

    5 tbsp honey 

    5 tbsp sugar 

    3 tbsp white vinegar 

    1 tbsp corn flour 

    1 tbsp custard powder (mix with water to make a slurry) 

    470ml water 

    1 tsp salt

     

  • For the garnish:

    2 lemon slices 

    5g white toasted sesame seeds 

    Half stalk chopped spring onions 

Crispy Lemon Chicken
Recipe Courtesy of
Michelle Shamila

Crispy Lemon Chicken

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Crispy Lemon Chicken is one of my family’s favorite dishes and they always look forward to having it for dinner. Juicy chicken seasoned with black pepper, white vinegar and salt, it is also coated with flour for a satisfying crunch. Zesty lemon sauce adds a bright and refreshing flavor to this vibrant dish. Enjoy it with a bowl of rice for a wholesome meal that brings comfort to the whole family.
  • Easy
  • 30 min
  • 30 min
  • 10 min
  • 3 steps
  • 22 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 22 Ingredients
  • 30 min
  • 30 min
  • 10 min

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Chicken

    • Clean the chicken pieces and set aside. Do not cut the chicken up yet.
    • In a deep bowl, add the ingredients for marinade, the corn flour, custard powder, egg, salt, black pepper, and white vinegar. 
    • Whisk well to combine.
    • Place the chicken pieces into the bowl and rub the marinade over the chicken. Set aside.


  2. Frying the chicken

    • In a pot, heat up the vegetable oil for frying on high heat. The oil should be enough to cover the chicken while frying.
    • In a separate bowl, create the coating for the chicken by combing the corn flour and plain flour.
    • Dip the marinated chicken into the flour. Dust off the excess flour.
    • Once the oil is hot, place the chicken pieces into the pot, making sure the oil covers the chicken.
    • After XX minutes,  turn the heat down to medium, to prevent the chicken’s skin from browning too fast.
    • Fry the chicken until both sides are cooked. 
    • Once cooked, remove the chicken and place it on a paper towel to drain excess oil.

    Use a deep pot to fry the chicken for better result.  When frying, the oil has to cover the chicken fully. 



  3. Prepare the lemon sauce

    • In another pan, add the ingredients for the lemon sauce: lemon slices, lemon juice, honey, sugar, white vinegar, corn flour, custard powder, water and salt.
    • Heat up the pan and stir the ingredients.
    • Once the sauce has thickened to your preferred consistency, turn off the heat 
    • While hot, pour the lemon sauce over the chicken
    • Garnish with toasted white sesame seeds, chopped spring onions and lemon slices.

    | Adjust the amount of sugar and honey for the sauce according to your preference.



Plate and Serve!

Garnish with toasted white sesame seeds, chopped spring onions and lemon slices.

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    Ingredients
    • Serves 3-4 people
    • 600g chicken thighs and drumsticks, bone in, skin on.

      400ml vegetable oil for frying

       

    • For the marinade:

      1 tbsp corn flour 

      ½ tsp custard powder 

      1 whole egg 

      1 tsp salt 

      ½ tbsp black pepper 

      1 tbsp white vinegar 

       

    • For coating the chicken: 

      2 tbsp corn flour 

      300g plain flour

       

    • For the lemon sauce:

      3 fresh lemon slices, about 1 cm thick

      3 tbsp lemon juice 

      5 tbsp honey 

      5 tbsp sugar 

      3 tbsp white vinegar 

      1 tbsp corn flour 

      1 tbsp custard powder (mix with water to make a slurry) 

      470ml water 

      1 tsp salt

       

    • For the garnish:

      2 lemon slices 

      5g white toasted sesame seeds 

      Half stalk chopped spring onions 

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