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Baked Chinese Lemon Chicken

Baked Chinese Lemon Chicken

Baked Chinese Lemon Chicken is a crispy, healthier Chinese take-out favorite, coated in crispy panko with fresh lemon sauce. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Baked Chinese Lemon Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 296 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts , boneless skinless
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Add the lemon juice, cornstarch, sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat, cooking until thickened, about 5-6 minutes.

  2. Whisk the eggs, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts into 1” chunks.
  4. Place the flour into a shallow bowl.
  5. Mix the breadcrumbs, onion powder and garlic powder together in a shallow bowl.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Coat the chicken with the flour, then dredge in the egg mixture, then into the panko mixture and add to a large baking sheet.
  8. Spray with vegetable oil spray for 2 seconds.

  9. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown.

  10. While still hot, toss with the lemon sauce and lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chinese Lemon Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 404mg17%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.