Monday 5 March 2012

Gluten Free Lemon Chicken Recipe

gluten free lemon chicken
Lemon Chicken With Egg Fried Rice
Sorry about my poor photographic skills, it's hard when you're hungry! This is as close as I've gotten to authentic style Lemon Chicken just like you would order from a Chinese restaurant or take away, minus the gluten of course.

It pretty simple to make and though they may not be the best examples of photographic skill, there's a step by step guide of photos to make it even easier.
Plenty for 2 people if served with gluten free Egg Fried Rice.


1 large Chicken Breast
2 large Eggs
1 tablespoon Tamari Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
Zest of 1 Lemon
Juice of one Lemon
Corn Flour (Masa Harina)
Corn Oil for frying
Pinch of Salt

  • Prepare your chicken breast by trimming any excess fat or nasty bits off
  • Put into a food bag, place on a flat surface and hit until flat and even, around 2cm thick. I use a rolling pin for this
chicken breast in bag
Bashed Chicken - Great For Stress
  • Get a flat container just bigger than the chicken breast and break the eggs into it
  • Zest the lemon straight into the egg mix, add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar lemon juice and salt and mix thoroughly
egg marinade
Egg Marinade
  • Add the chicken to the egg mix and cover completely

lemon chicken marinade
It's Going To Taste Great
  • Let the chicken sit in the egg mix for about 20 minutes minimum
  • In another flat container put enough corn flour to coat one side of the chicken
  • Put the chicken onto the flour and pour over enough to cover the top. Pat the flour into the chicken and make sure it's fully covered
  • Heat a shallow pan of oil until very hot then add the chicken
lemon chicken frying
Almost There!
  • Cook the chicken on each side for 4-5 minutes
  • Remove from the pan and place on kitchen paper to drain any excess oil
lemon chicken
Gluten Free Lemon Chicken!
  • Slice into strips for the authentic serving style
lemon chicken strips
Gluten Free Lemon Chicken Strips

  • Serve with gluten free egg fried rice (recipe link is at the top)
lemon chicken egg fried rice

Printable Version

The sauce for this is a funny one as I just can't replicate the colour that you get from restaurants and take aways, it tastes much the same though. I can't give exact measurements for this as I did it by instinct and couldn't note it down due to so many tweaks, but you can't go much wrong with this as a guide.

Lemon Chicken Sauce:

400ml water
Juice of half a lemon
2 tablespoons Honey
1 tablespoon sugar

Put it all into a pan and bring to the boil, once reduced serve. This isn't meant to be a thick sauce, it's actually very runny and intended for dipping. The sauce you see on the first photo of this post has a somewhat thicker more tangy sauce that I wasn't happy with, so I made a few changes and it worked out great.

So there you have it, pretty authentic Chinese Lemon Chicken. No gluten!

gluten free lemon chicken
Gluten Free Homemade Chinese
Happy Monday Everyone :)


  1. Wow, it looks tasty and easy! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :-)

  2. Looks yummy. I am making it right now...smells good! thanks for the recipe!

  3. Hi Tara, hope it turned out great :)

  4. Oh my life I feel so hungry looking at your piccys ... been Gluten free for 2 years now and eat the same boring things day in - day out! Youve inspired me to brave the kitchen lol ... what a Hero :)))

  5. Glad to be of help, I may have to get a costume now ;)


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