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Easy Lemon Chicken with Egg Fried Rice

Easy Lemon Chicken with Egg Fried Rice

This is a firm family favourite here! My Easy Lemon Chicken with Egg Fried Rice I make it VERY often and I’ve been making it for many many years.

In fact I would have thought by now my family would be sick of it, but no, they keep asking for it time and time again!

It’s so easy and the lovely fresh lemon chicken sat next to a bed of soft, tasty egg fried rice – Yum!

It’s a dish bursting with flavour I promise 


I would love it if you had a go and I’d love to hear what you think?

I’ve served it so many many times to friends and family, adults and kids and everyone seems to love it!

Please have a go.

Let me know what you think to this lovely Easy lemon chicken dish

Fakeaway Lemon Chicken

It’s so much nicer than from the takeaway and it’s not too bad for you either! In fact it’s a perfect fakeaway!

And I don’t batter my chicken like they do at some of the takeaways. I think it’s possibly much better for you. I really don’t think you need the batter at all!

Chicken Dinner – always 

Chicken is always my go to but I just love its versatility, you can simply do so so much with a chicken fillet.

I have a lot of chicken dishes on the blog, just search chicken, or chicken dinners in the search box.  A lot of dishes I promise!

One of my fave fresh chicken dishes is my Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa, is you like this dish I’m sure you’ll like that one too!

Another fave is my Philadelphia Chicken recipe – again super easy! Have a gander!

Philadelphia Stuffed Chicken

This one also has the added delight of being all baked in one tray – I do love a traybake dinner!

Have a go and see how you get on, oh and please please drop me a comment below the recipe.

I do so love to have your comments.

Thanks & Enjoy Clare



Ingredients (serves 3 hungry peeps 4 normal)

Lemon Sauce

  • 300 ml Water
  • Chicken Stock cube
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Caster sugar
  • 3 Lemons – zest and juiced (3 for very lemony)
  • Salt & Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour 2 tablespoons cold Water



  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic – crushed or squirt of chilled Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated Ginger or squirt chilled Ginger
  • 4 Chicken Breasts, slice into long strips


Egg Fried Rice

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Squirt chilled Ginger
  • Squirt of chilled Garlic (or 1 Clove, peeled & minced)
  • Bunch Spring Onions chopped (reserve tops for garnish)
  • 1/2 Red Pepper, deseeded & chopped
  • 1/2 Yellow Pepper deseeded & chopped
  • 6 Mushrooms – chopped
  • 50g frozen Peas
  • 250g Rice – boiled (I use Basmati)
  • 1 Egg

Preparation Method

Method – Preheat oven 220C/430F/Gas 7

Make Sauce

  1. In a small pan heat the water, stock cube, sugar, Lemon juice & zest , salt & pepper and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer for approx. 5 minutes
  3. In a small bowl mix cornflour with water , tip into the sauce and stir until thickened – remove from the heat, pour into a medium ovenproof dish


  1. In a large frying pan add the olive oil, garlic & ginger, then fry chicken strips over a high heat for approx. 7 minutes – just on one side to get a good golden colour,  place brown side up in the sauce.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.


  1. In the same frying pan add a little more oil, ginger and garlic and fry the spring onions, diced peppers, chopped mushrooms for 5 minutes, then add the garden peas and fry for further 2 minutes .
  2. Add the cooked rice, stir and heat until sizzling, season.
  3. Finally add egg and stir throughout the rice until cooked.
  4. Remove the chicken from oven and garnish with the reserved spring onion tops
  5. Serve with the egg fried rice
  6. Enjoy Cx
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Carole says:
A family favourite - so easy to prep & great fresh zingy taste
Susan says:
Once again so tasty . We just enjoyed this even more 2nd time around .clare love you lots ?????????
Made this to freeze for the days when we are busy golfing.
jenny paulin says:
this does look sooooo delicious! I am going to pin this and try and make it for the family soon x
Emma says:
Now this looks yum! Something I'd actually cook and eat! #tastytuesdays
    Clare x says:
    It is yum Emma - thanks for your comment Cx
Kirsty Hijacked By Twins says:
Lemon chicken is always a winner here. This looks lovely. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
Rachael says:
Yum! Picky One loved it too.
Mandy says:
This looks lovely and I bet it's much healthier than a takeaway! #CookBlogShare
Sara says:
Did this tonight and it was yummy! Got universal thumbs up from the family which is no easy feat! Xx
Corina Blum says:
It sounds like a lovely alternative to a takeaway! It's always healthier to make your own and I remember lemon chicken was a favourite with lots of my friends when I was younger!
Kate says:
Always good to find a new chicken recipe
Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder says:
I do love a good fakeaway and yours looks delicious! x
Monika Dabrowski says:
Even though there are 3 components to this recipe it is still somehow simple and super quick to make. Wonderful flavours and a great summer weeknight dinner idea! Thank you for bringing this tasty recipe to #CookBlogShare:)
John Davies says:
Hi Clare Made this for the first time last night and what acsuccess! Thanks for the excellent recipe. It's one of Jenny's (my wife) favourites when we go to a Chinese restaurant. She said last night's lemon chicken was the best she ever had eaten...so I am well pleased. Thanks again for a very easy to follow recipe-am going to try more of yours! X
Cynthia says:
I don’t like lemon chicken from a Chinese but this is delicious not too sweet will make it again.
    Clare x says:
    Lovely to hear - thank you