Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

May/June 2009

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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.

"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. "

49 Reviews for Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry


Made this for the first time and followed the recipe with the exception that I replaced the mushrooms with a red bell pepper as my husband is not a fan of mushrooms. It was delicious, zesty and incredibly easy to make. Will be making a larger batch next time for leftovers.

Easy to prepare, Quick Weeknight Dinner
Very flavorful!

This was one of my favorite recipes from EW. I love the flavor of lemons, and this had a great bold taste but wasn't overpowering.

Great flavor, easy to make, healthy
Lots of flavor especially for the calories

I might even add more lemon....I added some additional veggies and made it for company that had various health issues and this would work for everyone and everyone loved it. I put it over a small amount of brown rice pasta.

easy, flavorfull, healthy

We loved this. After reading the comments, I left out the lemon zest, but kept the lemon juice, and it was perfect. I also left out the oil, and used a non-stick wok. (I used a little bit of water to stop the chicken sticking too much to the wok.) And I used guar gum instead of cornstarch because it's healthier. The snow peas are a must, but otherwise any additional vegetables would work well - I used carrots, green beans, baby marrow sliced lengthways, and mushrooms. Served over brown basmati rice, it was delicious.

Delicious, lots of vegetables, makes a complete meal with rice/pasta
my own twist

i added salt, pepper, a dash of cumin and i squeezed the left over lemon juice on the chicken before i stir fried it. i also noticed many complained of to much lemon well i added more carrots,snow peas and chicken. my family loved this meal so much i had to give a better rating (i used all organic ingrediants)

very fulfilling

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