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94% would make again

Chinese Take-Away-Style Lemon Chicken

by Evelyn Liufeatured in 5 Chinese Inspired Takeout Dishes

Ingredients

for 1 serving

Marinade

  • ¼ lb chicken breast (120 g), diced
  • 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

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 325˚F (170°C),
  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. Nutrition Calories: 4856 Fat: 436 grams Carbs: 188 grams Fiber: 9 grams Sugars: 47 grams Protein: 66 grams
  10. Enjoy!