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Chinese Take-Away-Style Lemon Chicken

by Evelyn Liu

Ingredients

for 1 serving

Marinade

  • ¼ lb
    chicken breast, diced (120 g)
  • ½ lemon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon
    soy sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Chicken Breading

  • ½ cup
    flour (50 g)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup
    panko breadcrumbs (50 g)
  • 2 cups
    oil (500 mL)

Lemon sauce

  • ¼ cup
    chicken stock (60 mL)
  • ½ lemon lemon zest
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons
    sugar
  • 1 tablespoon
    water
  • ½ tablespoon
    corn flour

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Preparation

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients with the chicken breast and leave for 20 minutes.
  2. Coat the chicken breast first in flour, then eggs, and finally panko breadcrumbs.
  3. In a medium-sized saucepan heat the oil to 170°C (325˚F).
  4. Deep fry the breaded chicken for about 3-4 minutes until the coating is golden brown.
  5. In a small frying pan, combine the chicken stock, lemon juice, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Mix the corn flour with the water, then add the mixture to the frying pan to thicken the sauce.
  7. Add the chicken to the frying pan and coat with the lemon sauce.
  8. Serve on top of rice. (We garnished ours with green onions and sesame seeds.)
  9. Enjoy!
 

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