Simple Lemon Herb Chicken Recipe

AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning


  • 1/2 kilo (500 grams) Chicken breast, skinless, filleted, cut into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Soy sauce
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons (34 grams) Cornstarch for breading
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) Cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) Garlic, minced
  • 5 teaspoons (15 grams) Celery leaves, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) Chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Rice wine
  • 5 teaspoons (25 grams) Sugar, refined
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) Salt
  • 4 teaspoons (20 ml) Lemon juice with grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 pack (5 grams) AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon (0.3 grams) Pepper, black, ground
  • 1/2 Tablespoon (3.0 grams) Cornstarch, diluted in 1 Tablespoon water


  1. MARINATE. In a bowl combine chicken and soy sauce. Mix well and marinate for at least 3-5 minutes.
  2. DREDGE & FRY. Remove chicken from the marinade mixture, dredge in cornstarch. Heat oil in a pan and fry coated chicken until color turns light brown. Drain and set aside.
  3. SAUTÉ. Drain excess oil from the pan until about 1 tablespoon is left. Sauté garlic and the celery leaves. Pour in chicken broth and rice wine. Add sugar, salt and lemon juice and rind. Mix well.
  4. SEASON. Add AJI-NO-MOTO®, and pepper, mix well. Add cornstarch mixture and cook for another minute.
  5. SERVE. Transfer to a serving bowl, serve and enjoy.

Cooking Tips

You may add cornstarch mixture if you want a thicker consistency for the sauce.

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ajinomoto cooking_time  Cooking Time: 25 minutes ajinomoto prep_time  Preparation: 30 minutes ajinomoto servings  Servings: 8 ajinomoto size  Serving size: 1 cup (105 g)

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Good to Know Nutrition Facts

Reduced sodium by 31% Original sodium content: 2 teaspoons (10 grams) Salt. Chicken is rich in phosphorus, an essential mineral that supports your teeth and bones, as well as kidney, liver, and central nervous system.


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