Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe

12 May

Chinese Lemon Chicken
Ingredients (Serves: 4):

  •   2 chicken breasts
  •   1 egg
  •   2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  •   2 tbsp Rice Cooking Wine (or Sherry)
  •   1 tsp sesame oil
  •   2 lemons (zest + Juice)
  •   3/4 cup corn starch + 1/2 tbsp dissolved in a little water
  •   1/2 cup chicken stock
  •   1/3 cup sugar


Open the egg into a mixing bowl and add soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and the zest of one lemon to it. Mix it all well. Add sliced chicken breast and let it sit covered in the fridge for about one/two hours, to fully marinade the chicken.

After the chicken will be marinated, take out from the fridge; in a bowl, mix corn starch and salt and dip in it each strip of chicken, coat it well; set the chicken aside, ready to fry.
Heat a pan on stove with 1 cm of vegetable oil on medium-high heat.
Fry the chicken strips, a few at a time, for at least 3-5 minutes, to let the chicken get well cooked.

To prepare the sauce, add the zest of the other lemon into a sauce pan. Add to it the juice of the 2 lemons, the chicken stock and the sugar. Bring the sauce to boil at medium-high heat and continuously stir to melt the sugar.

When the sauce starts boiling, add  1/2 tbsp corn starch mixed in 1 tbsp warm water continuing  to stir. When  the sauce will have turned thick, remove the pan from heat, set it aside, add salt to sauce and spread it over the fried chicken.

Serve immediately, garnishing with slices of lemon.


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