Lemon Chicken Chop – 柠檬鸡扒

A long forgotten dish overshadowed by the Taiwanese and Korean fried chicken craze.

Now, everyone must have eaten LEMON CHICKEN or heard of it before somewhere! This classic dish was wildly popular decades ago. Everyone, from the young to the old loved it! Good old crispy fried chicken coated with a sweet and tangy sauce, oozing with fresh scent of lemons.

Take a break from Korean fried chicken and try cooking this classic at home, this beautiful dish will surprise you and make you fall in love with it all over again! We’re also having this recipe featured on January’s edition of Augustman, so look out for it on facebook.com/augustman & augustman.com!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 25 min

  • Skill: Intermediate


  1. 3 boneless chicken thighs

  2. 1 cup potato starch

  3. oil for frying

  4. Marinade

  5. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  6. ½ tsp salt

  7. ¼ tsp white pepper

  8. 1 tbsp sesame oil

  9. 1 egg white

  10. Sauce

  11. Juice from 1 lemon

  12. 3 tbsp plum sauce

  13. ½ an onion (sliced)

  14. ½ a lemon (sliced)

  15. ½ cup water

  16. 1 tbsp oil


  1. Marinate 3 boneless chicken thighs with

  2. 1 tbsp light soy sauce, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp sesame oil and 1 egg white

  3. Mix well and set aside let it marinate for 30 mins

  4. Spread 1 cup potato starch on a tray

  5. Coat marinated chicken thighs with potato starch

  6. Heat oil to 180 degrees C, deep-fry chicken thighs until golden brown

  7. Drain and set aside

  8. Juice 1 lemon and remove seeds

  9. Slice ½ an onion

  10. Slice ½ a lemon

  11. To make lemon sauce, heat 1 tbsp oil in wok

  12. Add sliced onions and stir fry till soften

  13. Add ½ cup water, 3 tbsp plum sauce, juice from 1 lemon and sliced lemons

  14. Mix well and cook till sauce thickens

  15. Cut chicken thighs into strips

  16. Add lemon sauce to chicken thighs and serve.