Lemon Pepper Chicken Stir-fried

🍋 This lemon pepper chicken stir-fry is one of our favorite stir-fry dishes in the summer!

It is quick and easy to cook, combined so well the tangy peppery taste and zing from the lemon. Only need 15 minutes to finish, A perfect meal for a busy weeknight.

Check out our lemon pepper chicken recipe on YouTube!

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5 from 2 votes

Lemon Pepper Chicken

This stir fry dish is rich in flavor, combined so well the tangy peppery taste and zing from the lemon
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, Stir fry
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 310kcal
Cost: $10


  • 5 chicken thighs
  • 1 yellow bell pepper or green/red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp canola oil

Chicken marinade

  • 1 tsp shredded ginger
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Lemon pepper sauce

  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 4 tbsp water


  • Cut chicken thighs into small cubes.
  • To marinate the chicken, add 1 tsp of shredded ginger, 1/2 tsp of black pepper, ½ tsp of onion powder, 1 tsp of soy sauce. Mix well. Then add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil and mix it again.
  • While the chicken is marinating, cut 1 yellow bell pepper and 1 onion into strips.
  • For the lemon pepper stir-fried sauce: Add 2 tsp of lemon juice and some lemon zest, 1 tsp of sugar, 1 tsp of black pepper, half tsp of onion powder, 2 tbsp of minced garlic, 1 tsp of oyster sauce, 1 tsp of soy sauce, ¼ tsp of salt, 1 tbsp of corn starch. At last, we are going to add 4 tbsp of water and mix well.
  • Heat up a pan at high heat. Add 1 tbsp of oil and chicken into the pan. Once the chicken is fully cooked, take it out from the pan and leave it on a plate for later use.
  • In the same pan, saute the bell pepper and onion at high heat for about 30 seconds. Add chicken and the lemon pepper sauce in, stir well with the veggies.
  • At the end, garnish with some lemon slices. Enjoy!



Calories: 310kcal


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