Do you know those quick and easy dinners that you can always count on? Yup. This best crispy Asian Lemon Chicken, drizzled with a sweet and tangy lemon sauce, is sure to be a new family favorite!
Don’t you love seeing all the spring colors around? I’m not talking just about food; though it would be nice to focus on that, everything looks green all around in the Bay Area. I love seeing this color palette. It makes everything look like a beautiful painting, and I love being outside while enjoying this Lemon Bundt Cake.
The lemon tree that we planted in late 2014 is finally growing and producing fruits. Well, I don’t have a green thumb, and I have no idea how long it takes for a small lemon tree to grow and produce fruit; but with the drought, we had a while back, I am quite happy to see some lemons finally. So to celebrate spring, we are celebrating it with lemons, and I am making Asian Lemon Chicken.
I first started by frying my buttermilk-coated chicken until it got crispy on the outside. To be sure to keep the inside moist, I used the twice-fried chicken technique. You can use chicken tenders to make this recipe if you’d like. The one that I’m sharing today used bite-sized chicken, like popcorn chicken. Once they’re cooked through, you then coat them in lemon sauce. And there you go…crispy saucy Asian lemon chicken. Yum!
Asian Lemon Chicken
- 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 11/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
- Lemon slices for garnish
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic
- To make lemon sauce: combine all of the ingredients in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce until slightly thickened, about 10-12 minutes.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Working in small batch, dredge chicken in flour, dip into buttermilk, then dredge in flour again, pressing to coat.
- Fry chicken to the skillet, and cook until evenly golden and crispy. Transfer to a towel-lined plate. Drizzle with lemon glaze.
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