Lemon Chicken with Red Peppers and Snow Peas

Diana Adcock


I love this recipe-very light and fast. If you wish you can sub shrimp for the chicken, and I have been known to add a can of drained mandarin oranges to the mix.


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15 Min
20 Min


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4 tsp
vegetable oil,divided
1 1/2 c
thinly sliced sweet red bell peppers
1 1/2 c
snow peas, trimmed
1 small
onion, cut into thin strips or wedges
1 lb
boneless, skinless chicken breat, cut into thin strips
1/4 c
white rice flour
1 tsp
1 c
chicken stock
4 tsp
fresh lemon juice
2 tsp
1 tsp
vegetable oil
4 tsp
1 tsp
sesame oil
1 tsp
fresh lemon zest
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 tsp
chopped fresh parsley or cilantro

How to Make Lemon Chicken with Red Peppers and Snow Peas


  • 1Prepare vegetables, set aside.
  • 2Place rice flour and salt in a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine.
  • 3Thinly slice chicken, toss with rice flour. Set aside.
  • 4In a medium saucepan combine the chicken stock, lemon juice, sugar, sesame oil, cornstarch, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, lemon zest and garlic.
  • 5Whisking constantly, bring sauce mixture to a boil over medium high heat.
  • 6Cook for 3 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  • 7Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 8In a large skillet or wok heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • 9Add peppers, snow peas and onions.
  • 10Stir/toss constantly until tender/crisp, about 2-3 minutes.
  • 11Using a slotted spoon remove to a large serving bowl, set aside.
  • 12Add remaining 2 teaspoons vegetable oil.
  • 13Add coated chicken strips, stir-fry for 8 minutes or until done. (8 minutes is the longest you want to cook your chicken unless it's cut thick)
  • 14Using a slotted spoon remove chicken and place it on top of the pepper/snow pea mixture.
  • 15Quickly reheat sauce.
  • 16Pour half of the sauce over the chicken mixture-stir or toss well to combine.
  • 17Reserve the rest of the sauce to serve at the table.
  • 18Serve over hot white rice.
  • 19You can easily sub shrimp for the chicken if you prefer.

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About Lemon Chicken with Red Peppers and Snow Peas

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese

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