Lemon Chicken Tenders
This a great recipe that my family loves. It's fairly quick and easy, and you more than likely don't have to go out and buy any new ingredients!
This a great recipe that my family loves. It's fairly quick and easy, and you more than likely don't have to go out and buy any new ingredients!
Although I love curry, I decided to make this without the curry, with a combination of fresh lemon and fresh lime juice and with a little less sugar. Fabulous recipe! I would have never thought to put sugar in with the lemon juice!Read More
Way too sweet for me. The lemon sauce made my teeth hurt! My husband and kids seemed to like it though. In the future I might reduce the amount of sugar and lemon juice or add some water to tame the sauce a little.Read More
Although I love curry, I decided to make this without the curry, with a combination of fresh lemon and fresh lime juice and with a little less sugar. Fabulous recipe! I would have never thought to put sugar in with the lemon juice!
Okay, this was pretty darn amazing! I'm house sitting right now and trying to just use food that's in the fridge/pantry/freezer to make meals and noticed I had some chicken breasts and large bottle of lemon juice. So why not make some lemon chicken? I found this recipe and thought it looked yummy, so I gave it a try. IT WAS AMAZING!!! I did make a few changes to the sauce though. I reduced the amount of sugar to about 3 tbs, took out the curry entirely, added 2 tbs of corn starch, 1/8 cup of water, 1/8 tsp ground mustard, 1/2 tbs of paprika and 1 tsp cayenne pepper to give it a little heat! I invited some friends over to eat with me and the chicken was gone in a FLASH! I'm printing this out and it's going in my recipe book for sure!
These were very tasty. And a different way to have chicken. I made the following changes. I used panko bread crumbs and seasoned them with some italian seasoning. For the sauce I didn't have any curry so I added some dry mustard powder. I also thickened the sauce with cornstarch. It was very good. Nexttime I may add some capers to the sauce as suggested by POLLERHOLLER16. I even used the sauce with steamed broccoli. Thanks for the great recipe J.
Way too sweet for me. The lemon sauce made my teeth hurt! My husband and kids seemed to like it though. In the future I might reduce the amount of sugar and lemon juice or add some water to tame the sauce a little.
I have to rate a 3 because even though my husband and I thought they were pretty good, the kids did not like the sauce on the chicken. We also thought the sauce was a little too sweet, so I think I would cut the sugar down next time.
made the recipe with suggested changes reduced sugar a bit and used corn starch to thicken.. was ok not as great as i thought it would be, probably missing the fat from not frying the chicken. but pretty good if you're eating healthy would taste best on a salad i think. Nice change for breaded chicken though.
added lots of capers
What a unique flavor. Curry is something that I don't cook with very much, but really enjoyed in this recipe. The chicken came out very tender and juicy. We will surely be using this recipe again.
The basic recipe for the chicken was good. The lemon curry sauce was decent, but I think next time i'll either go with more lemon or more curry.
Not horrible, but tastes like I poured lemonade on top of chicken. It was sooo sweet, and I only put in half of the sugar that the recipe called for. The curry was a bit too much as well. I won't make this one again.
My husband is west indian and loves curry but i dont make it for him very often. These tenders turned out great and the curry added to the flavour of the sauce. Based on everyone's reviews, i reduced the sugar and thickened the sauce. It was delicious. I love that the chicken did not need to be fried in oil. My kids loved it and my husband asked me to make this again. Oh by the way, i had alot left over so decided to make lemon tender wraps the next day. A small amount of lettuce mayo, bean sprouts and diced tomatoe, and wow my family loved them.
Thank you for posting this recipe! I used it as a starting point. Instead of curry I put garlic and rosemary with the lemon, and we used it as a dipping sauce instead of adding it during cooking.
It was good, but I did like the other reviews said and used less sugar... a lot less... and instead of bread crumbs I used crushed up cornflakes. Also, for the sauce I just kept it on the side rather than put it on top.
Easy, tasty. The curry is just enough to add interest to the sauce. Unlike the previous reviewer, I prepared the recipe as is the first time to write an accurate review. Liked it so much made it again within the week and just thickened the sauce with flour/water and served over rice. MMMMMMMM!
My family really liked this one - here's what I changed: reduced to 3 servings, used one egg mixed with some water, used about 1/4 cup lemon juice and only a tablespoon of sugar, then about 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard. The chicken was delicious and very tender, but one taster said she wished it was crispier - next time I'll broil it for a bit to crisp up the outside. Also pairs very well with Asparagus Tossed Salad from this site.
Very good -- but a bit too sweet.
This recipe was great!! I've been looking for a good lemon chicken recipe; most times the sauce I make doesn't have much flavor, but the flavor of this one was great. A good balance, not too sweet or sour, and the curry gives it an excellent flavor. I like that you bake the chicken instead of fry it, a healthier choice. I served it over rice & with some broccoli.
I did change the recipe. Not the sauce. I used boneless chicken breast,and beat them out a bit. Then I continued the breading process with a egg-milk mixture and bread crumbs I made from left over crossants. To the bread crumbs I add lemon pepper, garlic, salt and pepper and paprika. I rolled each breast around a thick slice of Montery Jack Cheese. I baked this until chicken was done then poured on the lemon sauce - the curry and added chile powder instead. (because I didn't have any curry) It was the best lemon chicken I had ever made. Fancy enough for guest and simple enough for family. Thank you.
My two children loved this. It is a great way to avoid frying chicken. Next time I want to try it with fresh lemon juice (I used bottled) to avoid that lemonade flavor. I did use cornstarch to thicken the sauce. I think the sauce did need to be thickened.
My husband loved this! He thought it was the best chicken I've EVER made before! I left out the curry, just because I didn't have any on hand, and I am not a lemon person, so I only used half the lemon and sugar mixture. It was still really good!
Good recipe, but I made a few adjustments. I used chicken tenders, so I didn't have to cut the chicken into strips. I left out the curry in the lemon drizzle and only made half of that dressing. I took another reviewer's recipe and only drizzled some of the lemon mixture over the chicken and not drenching them.
I would actually give this recipe about 4.5 stars. It was an excellent base but I made some adjustments. For the chicken, I would recommend frying it lightly on a pan over baking just because you get a crispier coating. For the sauce (because I don't like curry) I omitted the curry. I added the juice of 2.5 lemons and about 1/3 cup sugar. I also added 1 heaping tsp of corn/potato starch to cold water and added that to the sauce to thicken. I poured the sauce over the chicken and sprinkled toasted sesame seeds. It was superb and there were no leftovers to dream of.
I followed this recipe exactly and found it very easy to make. My husband and I both loved it! I will make extra lemon sauce next time for dipping. I gave it four out of five stars only because my kids didn't like it (they are very picky!).
I thought this was rather sweet, and I had already reduced the sugar in the lemon sauce by half. Maybe if the sugar was reduced to a few tablespoons it would be better.
Easy to make and sooooo yummy! My husband, my 12 year old and my 1 year old all loved it!
I made this tonight. I did a few things different and I thought it came out good. I used chicken cutlets instead of tenders....I floured and pan fried the chicken instead of using breadcrumbs and baking. For the sauce I used freshed squeezed lemons and half the amount of sugar. I also seasoned the chicken. Didn't use curry because I didnt have any. Would definitely make again.
I found these to be "okay", I thought the curry was a little overwhelming; I would try them again for myself with less curry, but my bf did not care for them.
This was super easy. The chicken came out very moist at 15 minutes. I was afraid of making the sauce too sweet or too sour so I changed it like this: 1/4 sugar 1/2 cup lime juice 1 tbsp butter The key is DRIZZLE. DRIZZLE, put the rest in a gravy boat. It came out sweet and savory and complimented the chicken really well.
Chicken is good, but we didn't like the sauce. Just ended up eating the chicken alone.
These were a hit with my family, although I sort of doused the tenders with the lemon sauce, which I don't recommend! My husband really loved these.
Overall and easy and good dish. Next time, I would reduce the amount of curry as it was a little overpowering. Also, I used cornstarch to thicken the sauce which made it a nice consistency as aa glaze or even for dipping. I would make again.
Pretty good, but the sauce is very sweet. It was definitely a nice change.
Flavor to the max!!! Excellent dish. My son and I loved this and had seconds, my husband didn't (but he doesn't like sweet chicken). I used hot madras (yellow) curry powder. I doubled this sauce and glad I did. I did cook the sauce about twice as long on the stovetop. Healthier too because it's oven baked. Thanks for a great recipe!
This recipe was not as good as I expected. The lemon flavor was way to strong although I was really surprised that I enjoyed the way the chicken was cooked. Definitely will not make this again.
My family really liked this but next time I'll only use 1/4 c sugar. I thought it was a little too sweet.
Good recipe but definitely needs some tweaking. I added 1/4 cup parmigiana cheese to the bread crumbs which added a nice flavor . I also floured the chicken before dipping, much better adhesion. Also too much sugar in the recipe, so decreased to 1/4 cup, added 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth with 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1 tsp butter. Thickened with a bit of cornstarch. All loved it.
Delicious! I cut the sugar in the sauce down to 1/4 cup and it had just the right amount of sweet. I'm not a big curry fan so I used 1 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp rosemary as suggested by another reviewer. It was excellent and even my very picky husband enjoyed it!
Very good! I was a bit nervous about the sauce because by itself it is VERY sweet but once it was on the chicken it was wonderful. The combination of the seasonings on the chicken and the sweet sauce was a pleasant surprise. The only thing I did different was that I used garlic powder and I also spinkled the seasonings on top of the chicken after they were breaded. I also thickened the sauce a little with 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1 tblsp cold water.
I did not follow the recipe directly, I cut down the sugar and added some cornstarch as others had suggested. I also made it with real chicken and fake soy chicken (i'm vegetarian, my husband is not). We both agreed it wasn't bad (not too sweet) but that it was missing some sort of flavor. I will try making it again, but I will mess around with the flavoring, almost needs some spice to it.
I really loved this meal as did my roomates. However if you don't like spicey it may not be for you. The lemon sauce was very tangy and delightful you don't need to add alot to give the strips flavor. I had enough left over for other chicken meals I created. My two male roomates really approved of it too!
waaay too much lemon
This was really delicious and my family and I loved it. The only thing I would do next time is I think I will leave the chicken whole and not cut it up into chunks and I will make extra sauce for dipping. Definitely a keeper!!!
Way too lemony for my taste (and that of family). I liked the overall flavor, but will tone down the lemon next time. More sugar might make it too sweet though.
Omitted the curry powder as I am not very fond of curry, and found these to be a little bit of a bore without it. Delicious, although not very flavourful, however they were a nice change as opposed to plain chicken fingers. The curry powder does give it a little more something that it needs however, as I discovered making it second time around, serve with a green salad for best results.
I made this recipe exactly as state, and I thought it was delicious, as did my husband. There was extra sauce, though, so you could probably halve that part and get away with it.
This was a very good alternative to Chinese food. The only change that needs to be made is cut the sugar WAY down. I used half the amount and it was still sweet. I also skipped the curry and used the dry mustard and paprika like someone else suggested.
Big hit in my house! I too fried up the chicken dredged in flour, and then I used Corn bread stuffing for the topping, then baked. Really good.
Very easy to make, and delicious! I left the lemon sauce on the side as a dip. I also steamed brocolli for a side dish and drizzled the brocolli with the sauce too. Yum! I may just make the sauce for when we have steamed brocolli in the future.
The sauce wasn't thickening after about 10 minutes of simmering, so I made a slurry using more lemon juice and cornstarch and stirred it into the hot sauce. It thickened up nicely and we enjoyed this dish a lot. I put the sauce on some sautée spinach and it was DELISH.
i keep the lemon sauce on the side and i'm glad i did-it would have been way too overwhelming. chicken came out great. super easy to make
This was really good. Husband made it mostly. But really tasty. Only thing we would do differently next time is with the paprika, salt & pepper, it would be easier to mix it through the breadcrumbs. Shouldn't make much difference. It will save the paprika sticking all on the one sort of area on each piece of chicken though. You really need to sprinkly carefully! lol
very good and easy! i used fresh lemon and brown sugar, which added a nice and refreshing taste
This was good but I agree with the reviewer who said cut back on the sugar and the curry! :)
Made this as it first, but after tasting the lemon mixture way to much sugar for our taste. Runny too. So I added more lemon juice and some flour. After that it was good. I suggest cutting down the sugar to 1/4 a cup or less
Chicken tenders are pretty basic. The lemon sauce is wonderful. Really turns a basic into something else! Thanks for the recipe!
Very nice sweet/lemon-y flavor. These are very tasty. A little bit time consuming, but still very good. Would also double well as a main dish with fried rice.
Really liked this. Kids also could not get enough.
Kids didn't care for the sauce and thought the tenders were a bit too spicy with the paprika. Based on other reviews, I didn't cook the sauce with the chicken and served as a side for dipping- then you can use as much or as little as you want.
OMG! I loved it! my husband really enjoyed it too! I usually try to find healthy recipes and I was able to twist this one a bit to make it healthy and still get a great taste!
I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but I don't think that I did. My tenders did not turn out as I would have expected them to. The breading never crisped up or browned and left me wishing I would have pan fried them. I really did not like this dish because of that.
My family liked this a lot. I followed the suggestions and used less sugar and I just heated the sauce in the microwave in the glass measuring cup that I measured the lemon juice in. I also cut the chicken breasts into small pieces before I dipped them and served the chicken and sauce over rice. I have a 16-year-old with a hollow leg and I try and make all my recipes stretch with this technique. I used dry mustard rather than curry just because I didn't have any and other reviewers said it was OK to do this. Thank you for the great recipe. Wonderful flavor and something different for us.
I thought this was an unusual combination of flavors. My husband really liked it but the kids didn't. I thought it was good, and will give it four stars. I will make again because it's easy and looks complicated. I did hold back a little on the sugar, and used a tablespoon of cornstarch in the sauce to thicken it before pouring over the chicken. I also broiled the chicken the last few minutes after pouring the sauce on. I would like to make again and use panko bread crumbs (I just used Progresso bread crumbs because that is what I had on hand). Thank you for the recipe.
These chicken tenders were good. I used panko breadcrumbs and only 1/3 cup sugar based on other reviewers' comments about the sweetness of the sauce. It was plenty sweet with just the 1/3 cup sugar. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice, not the stuff in those yellow plastic containers. It makes all the difference in the world. The combination of lemon and curry was unique.
I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of decreasing the sugar and curry as was recommended from other reviewers. The chicken turned out rubbery and the mix of flavors was pretty much disgusting. Yuk!
Pretty good recipe. The curry in the sauce really makes the chicken taste great, and I am NOT a fan of curry at all.
I was expecting a better flavor breading after reading the reviews. The taste must really be in the sauce, which I didn't make (I was feeding my kids, who like everything with ketchup). However, the chicken was nearly gone at the end of the meal, so I'm giving it 3 stars.
I loved it. I agree with some of the other reviews, less sugar and less curry powder. I also agree that the sauce needs to be doubled.
Sauce very sweet and made much more than we needed. I would make half if i were doing again. Tiny drizzle all that's needed
This is delicious. My family loves it, and I love that I can make it quickly when I get home from work. I will say it takes me at least 15-20 minutes to prep it and at least 30 minutes to cook it, so don't count on it being done in 35 minutes, but other than that, I totally recommend it. The only thing I do a bit differently is to put the salt, pepper and paprika in with the bread crumbs. It saves a step, and the spices don't come off in the egg wash.
I really enjoyed this recipe. My husband really liked the chicken, but thought the sauce was too sweet. I will definatly make the recipe again, but I will be cutting down on the sugar and adding more curry. (We're huge curry fans.) My daughter ate the chicken which shocked me becuase she's been going through a stubborn streak about all food. We didn't even attempt the sauce. We will be making the chicken a lot, even without the sauce. Thanks for the recipe.
Great preparation idea BUT ... very bland. Wouldn't serve this again unless I had a better sauce recipe.
Soooo good! I only used about 2 tbs of sugar and it was great. The sauce is very strong, but wonderful. I left half plain for the children. I also used Panko instead and they were very crispy and delicious. A new favorite for all.
De-LISH! Nice lemony flavor, not too overpowering. Will definitely make this dish again and again!
This was an easy recipe to follow. Tasted great!! However, I replcaed the sugar with a sugar substitute as I am a diabetic.
I’m certain that this recipe WILL appeal to many folks but for us who put salt in their lemonade, this was certainly a disaster. I'm giving it 2 stars for creativity and spunk but that's about it.
Made it with pine nut couscous and it was a great dinner.
These were good, I did not make the lemon sauce though.
This is one of our absolute favorites! The only changes I made were I left out the curry, used panko breadcrumbs and I served the lemon sauce on the side as a dip.
This was so good, I made it two nights in a row!
The chicken was very tender. But I just didn't like the sweetness of the sauce.
way to sweet for me but defiantly had an unique and exotic flavor that you don't come across very often.
We loved this recipe! I wasn't sure how the sauce would taste over the chicken, but it was the perfect compliment. Our local store often runs specials on chicken breast tenders, so I didn't even need to cut up any breasts. Loved that it really only took 30 mins (start to finish) and was able to whip up a few sides while it was in the oven! We follow a diabetic diet so it was no problem exchanging the sugar with Splenda. Healthy and Delicious!
This is a good recipes very quick and easy...the kids loved it and I love that it is baked!! Added steamed broccoli and you have a very healthy meal. Thanks
Anytime my wife goes back for seconds I know I have a keeper! What a nice blend of tastes to waken up the chicken. A good change of pace dish which is a breeze to make.
This was an awsome recipie! Turned out so good. I was a liitle aprehensive about using the currie is the sauce...but WOW I am so glad I did! Had a great flavor and was easy enough to prepare on a weeknight. I will deffinitly make again and agian
I mixed the seasonings with the eggs, and floured the chicken before dredging. Coating stuck much better during baking.
Too lemony (I used fresh lemons) and way too much curry. My son said it was like a sour lemon candy melted all over the chicken - he wouldn't eat it. Toddler wouldn't touch it either - she actually cried, lol. The Italian spices clashed hard with the curry. It wasn't awful, and it got tolerable after a few bites.. but this is not something I'll be making again. The sauce needs a base that isn't quite so strong, and the Italian bread crumbs probably isn't the best choice for a baked (rather than fried) breaded chicken dish.
My family LOVED this recipe and my husband went back for seconds. It's so easy. We didn't use all the sauce, just spooned on enough to cover the chicken tender - cutting down on the sweetness, and it was perfect!
Should be called "sweet curried chicken tenders." I love curry, but this was too much curry. Or else my teaspoon measure is faulty, because I don't see that complaint echoed in the other reviews. The sauce is sweet yet bitter - something is just off in the ingredient proportions. Also, next time I would double the amount of sauce, because there wasn't any extra, just enough to cover the chicken. I made this with rice and it would have been nice to have extra sauce to soak up. The chicken itself turned out very tender and moist. The breadcrumbs are a good idea. This is easy and quick, too. I might make it again but would have to experiment with the sauce ingredients. oddly, my husband loved this.
Very flavorful! Used brown sugar instead of white and curry paste instead of powder, still came out great - and very easy.
There was WAY too much sauce and it was very sweet. I actually barely drizzled any on half of them since I was afraid that the kids wouldn't eat it. I was right. I was the only one that didn't mind the sauce as much, but it was a bit much even for me. I think that it could be great with some tweaking but I am not up to that!! Thanks for a new idea though!!
A family favorite!
The chicken was good on its own. I made the sauce according to the reecipe and like the others found it too sweet. I played around and still felt that it was missing something. Either way it was too sour or too sweet. I won't make this recipe again.
The Lemon sauce is sweet and smokey.
I enjoyed the dish I wish that i had noticed the suggested changes to reduce the sweetness but beyond that I think it went over well for dinner. It goes well with rice and asparagus.
The chicken came out moist and delicious. The paprika was a bit overpowering, so I will reduce it in the future. Also, lacking Italian bread crumbs, I used 1/2c of plain breadcrumbs mixed in with 1/2c cornmeal and added some dried oregano and basil as well as garlic and onion powder. I used just under 1/2c of lemon juice too. Turned out swell.
We truly enjoyed this dish, with just one minor change. I subbed Panko crumbs for the breadcrumbs, seasoning them generously with Italian seasoning and lots of garlic powder. We loved the texture of the Panko. YUM!!! Thanks, J Roderick... I'd make this recipe again.
Exactly what I was looking for tonight! Wanted a way to use my chicken tenders in a breaded manner. The Lemon sauce was just perfect as my wife and I can't get enough of lemon flavored dishes. Very easy and fairly quick to prepare.
Easy and delicious!