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  • Chef Jeremy Lovell

Trini-Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe by Chef Jeremy Lovell

Yield – Serves 6 persons

Cook Time – 1 hour

Marinating Time - 1 hour

Prep Time – 30 mins.


 Boneless Chicken breast (cut into 2” strips) - 3lb

Washing of Chicken

 Lime Juice – 4 tbsp

 Water – 6 cups

Seasoning Ingredients:

 Garlic – 3 tbsp (peeled and finely chopped)

 Five Spice Powder – 1 tsp

 Ginger – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Salt to taste

 Black Pepper – 1 tbsp

Ingredients for Lemon Sauce:

 Lemon Juice – 8oz

 White Wine Vinegar – 2 tbsp

 Granulated Sugar – 2/3 cup

 Salt – to taste

 Garlic – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Water – 4oz

 Cornstarch – 4 tsp

 Sesame Seeds – 1 tbsp (optional)

For Frying:

 Vegetable Oil – 4 cups

 Flour – 3 ups

 Whole Egg – 2 Large


Washing of Chicken:

 In a large bowl add cut up chicken, water, and lime juice.

 Stir for 3minutes and allow to soak for a further 5minutes.

 After soaking rinse chicken under running water for 3minutes.

Seasoning of Chicken:

 In a large bowl add washed chicken and all seasoning ingredients.

 Mix thoroughly for 3minutes.

 Allow to marinate for at least 1 hours.

How to make Lemon Sauce:

 Using a small sauce pot add all ingredients under recipe for lemon

sauce except cornstarch.

 Bring to a boil then whisk in corn starch a little at a time or until

desired texture.

Cooking of Chicken:

 Place heavy iron pot of skillet on stove, turn on heat and add oil.

 Using two separate medium size bowl add flour in whole and whisk egg in the other.

 When oil is hot, dip chicken strips in flour then in egg, then back in flour again and place in hot oil to fry.

 Fry until golden brown or until chicken is cooked.

 When chicken is cooked place on serving dish, pour lemon sauce over chicken and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds.


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