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

Ingredients:

  1. 3 boneless chicken thighs

  2. 1 cup potato starch

  3. oil for frying

Marinade:

  1. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  2. ½ tsp salt

  3. ¼ tsp white pepper

  4. 1 tbsp sesame oil

  5. 1 egg white

Sauce:

  1. Juice from 1 lemon

  2. 3 tbsp plum sauce

  3. ½ an onion (sliced)

  4. ½ a lemon (sliced)

  5. ½ cup water

  6. 1 tbsp oil

Steps:

  1. Marinate 3 boneless chicken thighs with

  2. 1 tbsp light soy sauce,

  3. ½ tsp salt,

  4. ¼ tsp white pepper,

  5. 1 tbsp sesame oil,

  6. and 1 egg white

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

  8. Spread 1 cup potato starch on a tray

  9. Coat marinated chicken thighs with potato starch

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

  11. Drain and set aside

  12. Juice 1 lemon and remove seeds

  13. Slice ½ an onion

  14. Slice ½ a lemon

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

  16. Add sliced onions and stir fry till soften

  17. Add ½ cup water,

  18. 3 tbsp plum sauce,

  19. juice from 1 lemon,

  20. and sliced lemons

  21. Mix well and cook till sauce thickens

  22. Cut chicken thighs into strips

  23. Add lemon sauce to chicken thighs and serve.