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. "

50 Reviews for Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry


this was awesome!!! it was SO quick to make and any veggies will work! i used 3 zucchinis, 10 oz mushrooms, 1 bell pepper and bunch of green onions - YUM! it was lemony (it is lemon chicken after all!), but not too overpowering... if you don't like the strong lemon taste, leave out the lemon zest and it should be just right! also, i think broccoli or asparagus would work well too! this dish made a TON of food! its a keeper!


I used red and green pepper and onion because that's all we had on hand, plus the garlic, and it turned out amazing! Definitely will make again.


I must have missed something! This was a bit of work and certainly not worth the effort - wish I could be more positive but no one in the family wanted to eat this Lemon Chicken.


I just made this dish and my entire family loved it! The lemon in the sauce was just perfect. I served mine with rice noodles and it was great. It will become a regular.


I made this last night and it turned out great! I pretty much stuck to the recipe, but added in green pepper strips and didn't have scallions so I used a half of a white onion and just sauteed it with the carrots. I like sauce when I eat rice, so I doubled the sauce portion (lemon juice, soy sauce, corn starch and chicken broth). It was quite lemony when finished (I originally added 2x the zest) but I added an extra splash of soy sauce, some onion powder, an extra tsp. chopped garlic and about 2-3 Tablespoons of roasted (black) sesame seeds to neutralize a little bit of the lemon flavor. The sesame seeds were a great addition to the taste and especially to the presentation! I served with jasmine rice.
I also agree with the prior comment that this would work well with shrimp instead of chicken.


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