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Crispy Lemon Chicken

Easy to cook, tastes AMAZING with Mazola Oil and what else can we ask for in Crispy Lemon Chicken?😍 Here’s the recipe!


  • 600g chicken thighs and drumsticks bone in, skin on
  • 400ml Mazola Oil for frying

For the marinade:

  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • ½ tsp custard powder
  • 1 whole egg 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar 

For coating the chicken:

  • 2 tbsp corn flour, 300g plain flour

For the lemon sauce:

  • 3 fresh lemon slices
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tbsp custard powder (mix with water to make a slurry)
  • 470ml water
  • 1 tsp salt


Prepare the chicken:

  1. Clean the chicken pieces and set aside. Do not cut the chicken up yet.
  2. In a deep bowl, add the ingredients for marinade, the corn flour, custard powder, egg, salt, black pepper, and white vinegar. 
  3. Whisk well to combine. Place the chicken pieces into the bowl and rub the marinade over the chicken. Set aside.

Frying the chicken:

  1. In a pot, heat up Mazola Oil for frying on high heat. The oil should be enough to cover the chicken while frying.
  2. In a separate bowl, create the coating for the chicken by combining the corn flour and plain flour.
  3. Dip the marinated chicken into the flour. Dust off the excess flour.
  4. Once the Mazola Oil is hot, place the chicken pieces into the pot, making sure the oil covers the chicken.
  5. After a few minutes, turn the heat down to medium, to prevent the chicken’s skin from browning too fast.
  6. Fry the chicken until both sides are cooked. 

Prepare the lemon sauce:

  1. In another pan, add the ingredients for the lemon sauce: lemon slices, lemon juice, honey, sugar, white vinegar, corn flour, custard powder, water and salt.
  2. Heat up the pan and stir the ingredients.
  3. Once the sauce has thickened to your preferred consistency, turn off the heat 
  4. While hot, pour the lemon sauce over the chicken