Chinese Lemon Chicken

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Chinese Lemon Chicken is a mouthwatering dish with tender chicken pieces in a tangy and zesty lemon sauce. It’s quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for a delicious weeknight meal. Serve it with steamed rice or noodles for a satisfying and flavorful dining experience.

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 350-400 calories per serving (depending on portion size and ingredients used) Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, marinate the chicken pieces with cornstarch, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
  3. In the same pan, add minced garlic and ginger paste. Stir-fry for a minute until fragrant.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, honey, lemon zest, and chicken broth. Pour this mixture into the pan and bring it to a simmer.
  5. Add the cooked chicken back into the pan and toss to coat it in the lemon sauce. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. If desired, garnish with fresh cilantro or green onions.
  7. Serve the Chinese Lemon Chicken hot with steamed rice or noodles.

Note

  • You can adjust the amount of lemon juice and honey according to your preference for tartness and sweetness.
  • Feel free to add some vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, or snap peas to the dish for added color and crunch.
  • Make sure to cook the chicken until it's fully cooked and no longer pink in the center.
  • For a spicier version, you can add some red chili flakes or Sriracha sauce to the sauce mixture.
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