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Save time and money when meal prep this authentic and delicious Chinese Lemon Chicken with rice and broccoli for the entire week! It’s so much better than take outs. Make ahead recipe. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com
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Lemon Chicken Meal Prep

This Lemon Chicken Meal Prep is crispy, lemony and unbelievably delicious! It's full of authentic flavors and is so much better than takeout Chinese food. Add some rice and veg to make mouthwatering work or school lunches for the entire week!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: meal prep ideas, meal prep lunch ideas
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 638kcal
Author: Cindy


  • 2 cups chicken breasts boneless, skinless - in 1" cubes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 egg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water (plus another 3 tbsp for cornstarch mix)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup rice brown or white
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets about 2-3 cups


  • Cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl with cubed chicken breasts, add zest of half a lemon, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well and marinate for about 15 minutes.
  • Coat the marinated cubed chicken breasts into flour.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan heat the oil to 325˚F. Deep fry the chicken for about 3-4 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  • Remove and drain oil. Set aside.
  • In a cooking pan, add 1 cup water, lemon juice, and sugar. Bring the mixture to boil.
  • Mix the cornstarch with 3 tbsp water, then add the mixture to the frying pan to thicken the sauce. Stir until mixture is smooth and thick.
  • Add cooked cubed chicken breasts. Mix and simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Place broccoli florets into a steamer or colander set over a pan of boiling water. Cover and steam for 5 mins, or until cooked through and vibrant green.
  • Place rice, broccoli and lemon chicken into meal prep containers.



Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 718mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 91.1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4.5mg