20-Minute Lemon Chicken Stir-fry Recipe Is the Real Deal by Donna John

Poultry Dinner
7 months ago
20-Minute Lemon Chicken Stir-fry Recipe Is the Real Deal

This lemon chicken stir-fry recipe is super easy to make and just plain good. Who doesn't love lemon and chicken? So simple. And it's on the table in about 20 minutes!

Serve this lemony chicken recipe over rice. Pack the leftovers up for lunch the next day. 

Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used thighs)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (I used low-sodium soy sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons lemon juice (start with 2 and add more, if needed)
  • chopped green onions, for garnish

Here's how to make it:

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the onion and green onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  2. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until browned and almost cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is done, about 2 more minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the lemon zest and lemon juice. Garnish with the chopped green onions.

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Whaaaat? This is my dream dinner, Donna John . Thank you for sharing the yum!
Donna John
It was really good and so fast and easy. Leftovers were great, too, the next day for lunch. It's a keeper. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is incredible.
Looks delicious I want to try it can you use chicken breasts or chicken tenders if I'm sorry to keep asking so many questions let me know which is the best one the thicker or the thinner and doesn't matter the kind of cooking oil you use thank you so much I will try it looks great I can't wait to share the results
Gwen Johnson
Uh, yum. On my list for next week.
Gwen Johnson
I made this tonight and it was absolutely yum. I added 3 tablespoons lemon juice because I love lemon. This is a keeper. Printed it out and it's in my recipe drawer. Kids even liked it. Donna John
Yvonne Jarvis
The finished chicken in the photo at top looks like it is in a batter, which is what caught my attention but then found a different recipe.
Donna John
No, no batter. The photo above looks that way, too, and I took the photos. This recipe doesn't need a batter. A lot healthier that way and it's really light but filling. Hope you enjoy it! Yvonne Jarvis
Can you make this in the instant pot?
Donna John
Probably, but I haven't used one that often enough to tell you how. Hope you enjoy the recipe! Christy0201
Wendy Polmear
Love ❤️ this recipe!
A keeper for sure
Donna John
So glad you enjoyed it! Nothing like a good chicken stir fry recipe.

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