Miss M put in a request for lemon chicken one night for dinner. It's one of her favorite dishes, although it does come in second to orange chicken. I had made lemon chicken once before for her and although she loved it, I wasn't overly happy with how it turned out, so this time I tweaked the recipe a little and it turned out much better.

Easy lemon chicken

Serves: approximately 5 people.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 jar of lemon curd
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup (approx) plain flour
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • zest from one lemon
  • pinch of salt & pepper

Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces and coat each piece with flour.

Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan or wok and stir fry the chicken until it's browned.  Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Add the second tablespoon of olive oil to the pan along with the ginger, garlic and diced white section from the green onion.  Stir fry until the onion is softened.  Turn the heat down to about medium and add the chicken broth slowly and stir constantly.  Gradually add the lemon curd one spoon at a time, stirring frequently until it's combined and the liquid is now slightly thick, but smooth.

Return the chicken to the pan along with a pinch of salt and pepper, lemon zest and the greens from the onion.  Turn the heat down to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Serving suggestion: steamed rice and vegetables

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[email protected]'s Recipes May 25, 2013 - 8:35 pm

This looks lipsmacking! Simply love the flavour.

Looking FANCY May 26, 2013 - 2:58 am

Oh, I’ve never made lemon chicken before.. but it looks lovely!

Leah June 2, 2013 - 8:54 pm

Made this tonight and it was incredible. Never would have thought to use lemon curd, but I think it made all the difference.

Tonya Staab June 4, 2013 - 6:49 am

Thank you Leah, I’m a huge fan of lemon curd, it’s one of those staple items I always have in the house, so I’m always looking for new ways to use it. So glad you liked the recipe.

Tonya Staab June 4, 2013 - 6:51 am

It’s really quick and easy to make too, and I’m all about quick and easy in the evenings, especially with the kids.

Tonya Staab June 4, 2013 - 6:51 am

Thank you Angie, I just love lemon dishes … almost as much as dessert … almost!

Krissi June 27, 2013 - 8:03 pm


This was very good and simple to make. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Kathy July 19, 2013 - 7:36 am

It is very easy to prepare as long as you got all the ingredients prepared. I did a good job at my first attempt to try the recipe.

asd June 26, 2015 - 9:32 am



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