Crispy Lemon Chicken Recipe
Crispy Lemon Chicken Recipe

Cooking chicken is always satisfying. I can be creative freely. Everyone’s tastes are different. I like the crispy lemon chicken recipe. The ingredients, spices, and step-by-step cooking are very easy for me to prepare and do. Day by day, I love this chicken dish more and more. This is not a strange thing, because since childhood I really liked to eat chicken meat.

If you are like me, who likes to eat chicken, maybe you will be interested in trying the crispy lemon chicken. In a week, you will probably eat it several times. The crispness is real, and the seasonings that are perfectly permeated will make you addicted to this chicken dish even more.

If you have chicken stock at home and want to cook it, please try to learn the recipe first. In an instant, you will definitely understand it right away. Just prepare all the ingredients and seasonings. After that, start cooking happily in your kitchen.

Crispy Lemon Chicken Recipe

Prepare time: 40 min
Cook: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hr 10 min


  • 600g chicken thighs and drumsticks, bone in, skin on.
  • 400ml vegetable oil for frying

For the marinade:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • ½ tsp custard powder
  • 1 whole egg

For coating the chicken:

  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp corn flour

For the lemon sauce:

  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 470ml water
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 fresh lemon slices, about 1 cm thick
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp custard powder (mix with water to make a slurry)
  • 5 tbsp honey

For the garnish:

  • 5g white toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 lemon slices
  • Half stalk chopped spring onions


Prepare the Chicken

1Clean the chicken pieces and set aside. Do not cut the chicken up yet.


2In a deep bowl, add the ingredients for marinade, the corn flour, custard powder, egg, salt, black pepper, and white vinegar.


3Whisk well to combine.


4Place the chicken pieces into the bowl and rub the marinade over the chicken. Set aside.


Frying the chicken

1In a pot, heat up the vegetable oil for frying on high heat. The oil should be enough to cover the chicken while frying.


2In a separate bowl, create the coating for the chicken by combing the corn flour and plain flour.


3Dip the marinated chicken into the flour. Dust off the excess flour.


4Once the oil is hot, place the chicken pieces into the pot, making sure the oil covers the chicken.


5After XX minutes, turn the heat down to medium, to prevent the chicken’s skin from browning too fast.


6Fry the chicken until both sides are cooked.


7Once 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.

Prepare the lemon sauce

1In another pan, add the ingredients for the lemon sauce: lemon slices, lemon juice, honey, sugar, white vinegar, corn flour, custard powder, water and salt.

2Heat up the pan and stir the ingredients.


3Once the sauce has thickened to your preferred consistency, turn off the heat


4While hot, pour the lemon sauce over the chicken


5Garnish 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!

1Garnish with toasted white sesame seeds, chopped spring onions and lemon slices.