The speed in which you can make this Fast Lemon Chicken will truly boggle your mind. A quick marinade adds richness and extra savory flavor to the chicken, while the sauce itself enhances the chicken flavor and brings about a brightness and tanginess that you’ll find enticing, no matter how many times you make it. Fast Lemon Chicken is ready in less than an hour, exactly enough time to make a great side or two to go with it, and then watch out! It will become a favorite of yours so fast!

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For the chicken:

  • 1 pound chicken breast, boneless and diced
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • sesame seeds, to taste
  • green onion, thinly sliced, to taste

For the sauce:

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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Step 1 –In a bowl, combine the chicken, the egg, 3 tablespoons of the cornstarch, and the soy sauce.

Step 2 –Allow the chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Step 3 –In a small bowl, mix the chicken broth, the remaining cornstarch, the sugar, and the lemon juice.

Step 4 –In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

Step 5 –Transfer the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.

Step 6 –Discard the marinade.

Step 7 –Add the chicken to the pan in batches and stir-fry until browned and cooked through at 165 degrees F internally, about 5 minutes.

Step 8 –Stir the sauce well to ensure the cornstarch is fully incorporated.

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Step 9 –Pour the sauce mixture into the pan with the chicken and let simmer on low heat until thickened, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 10 –Garnish with the sesame seeds and the green onions and serve.