Creamed Lemon Chicken

Kima McCartney

By
@Kima

This is very good chicken , I serve it with mashed potatoes and a green salad and hot dinner rolls ...Yum


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

8
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 c
almonds, slivered
1
bunch chives
4
garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp
ginger, freshly minced

SAUCE INGREDIENTS

2 tsp
lemon peel, grated
1/2 c
lemon juice
6 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 c
chicken broth
2 Tbsp
soy sauce, light
1/2 tsp
salt

FINISHING INGREDIENTS

2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/4 c
cooking oil
pinch
salt
pinch
pepper
1 c
all purpose flour
4 Tbsp
butter, unsalted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
ADVANCE PREPARATION: Dip each chicken breast in water and then gently flatten with a meat pounder or rolling pin until the breast increases in size by about one-third; set aside.
2
Toast the almonds in a 325 oven until light golden, then set aside.
3
Mince the chives and set aside.
4
Combine the garlic and ginger and set aside.
5
In a small bowl combine the sauce ingredients and mix well.
6
LAST-MINUTE COOKING: Combine the cornstarch with an equal amount of cold water.
7
Preheat the oven to warm.
8
Place a small noncorrosive skillet or saucepan over medium heat; add 1 tablespoon cooking oil and then garlic and ginger - Saute briefly then add the sauce.
9
Bring to a low boil and reduce the heat to simmer.
10
Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with a little salt and pepper; dust with flour, shaking off any excess.
11
Place a 12-inch skillet over high heat; when hot, add the butter and remaining 3 tablespoons of oil.
12
When the butter bubbles, pan-fry 3 or 4 chicken pieces at a time; cook for about 1 minute on each side.
13
The chicken is done when the meat turns color and feels firm to the touch (do not overcook).
14
Transfer the chicken to a heated platter or dinner plates and keep warm in the oven while you cook the remaining chicken.
15
Bring the sauce back to a low boil and stir in a little of the cornstarch mixture to lightly thicken it; spoon the sauce over the chicken.
16
Sprinkle the almonds and chives on top, then serve at once.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy