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Baked Chinese Lemon Chicken

Baked Chinese Lemon Chicken is a crispy, healthier Chinese take-out favorite, coated in crispy panko with fresh lemon sauce. 
Yield 8 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Author Sabrina Snyder
Baked Chinese Lemon Chicken


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Whisk the eggs, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into 1” chunks.
  • Place the flour into a shallow bowl.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs, onion powder and garlic powder together in a shallow bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Coat the chicken with the flour, then dredge in the egg mixture, then into the panko mixture and add to a large baking sheet.
  • Spray with vegetable oil spray for 2 seconds.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While still hot, toss with the lemon sauce and lemon zest.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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