The Siberian American: Recipe: Lemon Chicken Stir Fry

Monday, April 25, 2016

Recipe: Lemon Chicken Stir Fry

Ever since we got a wok, Chris and I have been experimenting with various stir fry sauces and combinations. The lemon stir fry sauce we made has been my favorite, and I could seriously eat it every day. I’ve been eager to share it, so I hope y’all like it as much as we do.

For the stir fry:
1 lb. skinless, boneless thin-cut chicken breasts
2-3 eggs
1 cup baby carrots, chopped
1 cup sugar snap peas
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsps. vegetable oil
salt, to taste

For the lemon stir fry sauce:
1 cup chicken broth
1.5 tbsps. cornstarch
1.5 tbsps. sugar
1.5 tbsps. soy sauce
1.5 tbsps. teriyaki sauce
3 tbsps. lemon juice (to taste)

To make the lemon stir-fry sauce:
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Then, pour the sauce in a mason jar. It will be enough for five to six meals. You can keep it in the fridge for up to two weeks.

To make the lemon chicken stir fry:
1. Slice the chicken into bite sized pieces, season it with a pinch of salt
2. Slice carrots and other vegetables (we used peas)
3. Heat the wok over high heat. Once it’s hot, add the oil.
4. Cook the chicken until it is completely browned
5. Once the chicken is done, remove it from the pan, but leave the oil/juices in the wok.
6. Cook the carrots until nearly tender (should take about three minutes), then reduce the heat to medium and mix in the minced garlic and sliced peas.
7. Once the veggies are done, push them to the edge of the wok and toss the eggs into the center and scramble.
8. Once the eggs are nearly finished, return the chicken to the wok
9. Pour two tablespoons of the sauce over the entire wok. Mix all the ingredients.
10. Serve immediately. It also tastes great with rice or noodles.

What's your favorite kind of stir fry?


  1. I love that you get so much extra with the sauce!! This sounds perfect for a weeknight meal! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  2. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing, stir fry is one of my favorite things to make!

  3. That sounds tasty! And looks so healthy... I love anything on thai noodles right now. It might be an obsession.

  4. Yummm, this sounds SO good. I love stir fry! I usually just mix up whatever veggies I have in the house with rice & eggs and teriyaki and soy sauce, haha! I've never thought to add chicken broth or lemonade, though!

  5. That sounds so delicious! We've had a few stir fry recipes before but none of them incorporated lemon! I would love to try that out!

  6. This sounds so good! Seems super easy too

  7. Kyle has a wok! This sounds so delicious! We've already shopped for the week, but next week I'm trying this out.

    liz @ j for joiner

  8. i will buy that wok one day lol. i love a good stir fry, so easy and simple, and yummy. i'll have to try that sauce, we have all the ingredients!

  9. This looks sooo good! My husband doesn't like lemon favors but I love them. Maybe I'll try it anyway and see if he notices!

    Christy Marie Blog

    1. You should! The lemon flavor here is subtle, so he might not notice. :)

  10. I love chicken stir fry, so I'm going to have to try this recipe :)

  11. This sounds delicious! My parents always used to order lemon chicken at Chinese restaurants but I haven't been able to find anything comparable around. I love using my wok to make stir frys with soy sauce and sesame oil but I never thought to try lemon chicken. This will be on our menu for next week :)

  12. This sounds so light and flavorful! I can't wait to try it. My favorite is shrimp stir fry which I think could be done this way too and be yummy!

    1. Shrimp can definitely be done this way! I love lemon shrimp flavors!

  13. This sounds so amazing! I love lemon chicken but I've never tried making it at home. I definitely need to give this a try! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  14. We have been doing the same thing! I'm obsessed with stir fry! It's so easy to make and so yummy. I will have to try this one!


  15. YUMMO!!! This meal is totally my jam in every way. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing! Anything with a wok, chicken and snap peas: Sign me up.

  16. Yum! Chicken stir fry is one of my favorite foods! We eat it a lot around these parts. :)


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