Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Elizabeth Hatfield

By
@LizfromOZ

this recipe comes from a book my Mum brought after we went Hong Kong when I was a kid. Chinese cooking class cookbook by the Australian Women's Weekly. I have been helping to make & making this version of lemon chicken for 32 years and it always goes over really well.

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Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

4
chicken breast, whole
1/2 c
cornflour
3 Tbsp
water
4
egg yolks
salt and pepper
6
green onions
oil for deep frying

LEMON SAUCE

1/2 c
lemon juice
2
chicken bouillon cubes
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
2 Tbsp
honey
2 1/2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 tsp
ginger, grated
1 3/4 c
water

How to Make Lemon Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Carefully remove skin from chicken breasts. With sharp knife remove chicken breasts from bone, giving eight individual pieces.
  • 2Pound chicken breasts out lightly.
  • 3Put cornflour into bowl, gradually add water and lightly beaten egg yolks, add salt and pepper, mix well. Dip chicken breasts into this batter, drain will. Put a few pieces of chicken into deep hot oil, fry until lightly golden brown and cooked through. Drain on absorbent paper. Keep warm while cooking remaining chicken.
  • 4Slice each cooked chicken breast across into three or four pieces. Arrange on serving plate, sprinkle with chopped green onions, spoon hot sauce over.
  • 5LEMON SAUCE:
    Combine lemon juice, crumbled stock cubes, cornflour, honey, brown sugar, ginger & water in saucepan, stir over low heat until sauce boils & thickens.

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About Lemon Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #chinese