Lemony Chicken Stir-Fry

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:

Bright and lemony, this superfast chicken stir-fry makes an excellent weeknight dinner.


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • finely ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 0.25 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 Pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or trimmed thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 0.5 onion, finely chopped
  • steamed rice, for serving


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, 3 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil, season with salt and pepper and stir-fry until the chicken is cooked through, 3 minutes longer. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper and soy sauce. Transfer the chicken to a platter, top with the sliced scallion and serve with rice.

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Recipe Credit: Todd Porter and Diane Cu
Image Credit: Christina Holmes