Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots and scallions. But feel free to substitute other thinly sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers or zucchini. Serve with: Rice noodles or brown rice.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest and set aside. Juice the lemon and whisk 3 tablespoons of the juice with broth, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate with tongs. Add mushrooms and carrots to the pan and cook until the carrots are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add snow peas, scallion whites, garlic and the reserved lemon zest. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Whisk the broth mixture and add to the pan; cook, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add scallion greens and the chicken and any accumulated juices; cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.


People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 28g 56% DV; carbohydrates 13.7g 4% DV; dietary fiber 3.4g 14% DV; sugars 5.3g; fat 6.6g 10% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 62.7mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 5984IU 120% DV; vitamin c 36.7mg 61% DV; folate 53.2mcg 13% DV; calcium 61.7mg 6% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 50.7mg 18% DV; potassium 716.4mg 20% DV; sodium 554.7mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 21% DV.

Reviews (49)

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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
Ruined Chinese Take Out This tastes just like one of my favorite stir fry recipes from a certain other website that calls for lemon jello instead of something real. It was seriously so delicious. I added the juice from the whole lemon and it wasn't too lemony at all. I will make this again and again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Perfect/Easy Stir-Fry This stir-fry was wonderful and easy. We did not use any lemon and it still turned out great!!! Pros: Easy quick tastes great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
YUMMY I didn't use any lemon zest so the lemon strenght was perfect. served over rice. Me and my husband loved it! I make extra for lunch the next day Pros: loved the fresh lemon taste Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy tasty and made in Steamwave instead of skillet I recently got a Sharp Steamwave AX-1100S and cooked the chicken and vegetables inthe steamwave instead of the skillet.I made the sauce in a pyrex bowl in the microwave and added to the chicken and vegetabes in a bowl after they cooked in the steamwave. I served over rice I cooked in the microwave and it made a good meal. You could mix it up and use different vegetables and meat and customize the recipe to suit your taste. Pros: Healthy balance of vegetables and meat protein Cons: none Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Missing something Tasting this while cooking it was apparent that it was missing something. The lemon was to subtle and left it a little bland. I added crushed black pepper and sriracha. Made it taste like a much more complete dish. Pros: Easy to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good! We loved this! I used the zest of 1/2 a lemon still used the same quantity of lemon juice and also added a Tbsp of hoisin sauce to add some sweetness. I modified the veggies based on what I had on hand...and will make it again. Pros: Tasty healthy Cons: Time consuming Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Lemon in stir fry = disgustingly overpowering clash Citrus - especially this incredible amount of lemon - just doesn't belong in a traditional soy sauce-based stir fry. It's an overwhelming clash of flavors that will leave any unsuspecting taster squint-eyed and gasping pleading Why did you do this to me? If you'd like to experiment with citrus and stir fry try a light squeeze of lemon on the plated food or simply serving it with a lemon wedge. But seriously - don't make this recipe as-is. It's a disgusting affront to Asian cooking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is one of my favorite recipes! My son is very pick and he always gobbles this up! Not sure why some are giving this a negative review. My family absolutely LOVES it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We really were looking forward to eatilng this. Unfortunately even after reducing the lemon in half the sauce had way too much lemon for us. I will not be making this again. Read More