Lemon Glazed Chicken Breast in 15 minutes

The tanginess of lemon juice, the aroma of lemon zest, the richness of butter, and the Asian touch of soy sauce and chili sauce make lemon glazed chicken breast a great dish to enjoy by itself or with rice. Moreover, the cooking process is very simple and takes only 15 minutes.

Let’s try this delicious recipe!

lemon glazed chicken breast

Ingredients for Lemon Glazed Chicken Breast

This is an Asian-style recipe featuring ingredients like chili sauce and soy sauce. Here’s the list of ingredients:

  • 600g (21 oz) chicken breast
  • 30g (1 1/3 tbsp) honey
  • ¼ lemon
  • 15g (1 tbsp) chili sauce
  • 8g (½ tbsp) sugar
  • 20g (1 1/3 tbsp) soy sauce
  • 20g (1 ½ tbsp) butter
  • 10g (1 tbsp) minced garlic

Feel free to adjust some of the ingredients to your preference. If you are a fan of tangy flavors, add more lemon. You can also reduce or eliminate the sugar, or replace chili sauce with ketchup to lessen the spiciness.

Instructions

Step 1. Pan-frying Chicken Breast

  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces, about 2-3 inches. Then, season them with a bit of salt & ground pepper.

Step 2. Mixing Lemon Glaze Mixture

  • In a bowl, combine honey, lemon, chili sauce, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and butter together.

Step 3. Cooking

  • Pan-fry the chicken breast pieces on medium to high heat with 2-3 tbsp cooking oil, until they turn golden brown on both sides of each piece.
orange glazed chicken breast
  • Next, add the lemon glaze mixture you prepared to the pan. Quickly stir the chicken with the mixture to absorb it.
lemon glazed chicken breast
  • Finally, transfer your lemon glazed chicken breast to a serving plate and garnish it with lemon zest and a bit of chopped green onions and cilantro if available. Enjoy the dish itself or along with cooked rice, soup, and salads.
lemon glazed chicken breast

Tips for Perfect Lemon Glazed Chicken Breast

This is a simple dish that I believe everyone can make, even beginners. Here are some tips to make this dish perfectly:

  • Soak chicken breast in salty water for 10 minutes before seasoning and frying. Chicken breast can easily dry out after being fried for a long time. Soaking it in salty water is a small tip to keep the chicken breast juicy and tender after frying. If your chicken breast is frozen, make sure to thaw it first.
  • Taste the lemon glaze mixture before cooking. We all have our preferences for tanginess, sweetness, saltiness, and spiciness. Moreover, the tanginess of each lemon is different, and the concentration of soy sauce varies by brand. Therefore, after mixing the lemon glaze mixture, taste and adjust its flavor. It’s completely safe to taste it because all the ingredients in the mixture are safe to eat without cooking.

With these small tips, you will definitely succeed in making this dish! If you would like to store the dish for a later meal, let it cool down and keep it in the fridge for no more than 2 days. When reheating, spray a bit of water on it, then microwave it or cook it again on the stove. Only garnish the dish with lemon zest, cilantro, or green onion right before eating to enjoy their fresh aroma.

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lemon glazed chicken breast

Lemon Glazed Chicken Breast

The tanginess of lemon juice and the Asian touch make lemon glazed chicken breast a great dish to enjoy by itself or with rice.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken breast recipe, lemon glazed chicken breast
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Mia Pham

Ingredients

  • 600g (21 oz) chicken breast
  • 1 1/3 tbsp 1 1/3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

Instructions

Step 1. Pan-frying Chicken Breast

  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces, about 2-3 inches. Then, season them with a bit of salt & ground pepper.

Step 2. Mixing Lemon Glaze Mixture

  • In a bowl, combine honey, lemon, chili sauce, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and butter together.

Step 3. Cooking

  • Pan-fry the chicken breast pieces on medium to high heat with 2-3 tbsp cooking oil, until they turn golden brown on both sides of each piece.
    orange glazed chicken breast
  • Next, add the lemon glaze mixture you prepared to the pan. Quickly stir the chicken with the mixture to absorb it.
    lemon glazed chicken breast
  • Finally, transfer your lemon glazed chicken breast to a serving plate and garnish it with lemon zest and a bit of chopped green onions and cilantro if available. Enjoy the dish itself or along with cooked rice, soup, and salads.
    lemon glazed chicken breast

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Nutrition

Serving: 150g | Calories: 310kcal

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