Chinese lemon chicken
Ingredients To Prepare Chinese lemon chicken
- 1 whole chicken breast cut into thin pieces
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce for the batter
- 1 teaspoon of ginger powder or fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Zest of one lemon
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 240 ml. chicken broth or water
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce for the lemon sauce
- 150 g. cornstarch for the batter
- Vegetable oil for frying
How To Make Chinese lemon chicken
We begin the preparation of our Chinese lemon chicken, for this, we place the chicken in a bowl, add the crushed garlic, ginger, the tablespoon of light soy sauce, the beaten egg, stir to mix everything very well and take it to the refrigerator for 30 minutes (covered with plastic wrap).
After 30 minutes, we remove our chicken from the refrigerator and we are going to coat each of the pieces in the cornstarch, then, in a frying pan with plenty of vegetable oil and medium high temperature, we are going to fry them for 7 minutes (it is important to add the chicken in batches so that they do not pile up and cook perfectly). Reserve on a plate with absorbent paper.
Now it is the turn of our Chinese lemon sauce, for this, in a pot add the chicken broth or water, lemon juice, honey, sugar, salt, cornstarch, half of the lemon zest (the other half we will use for plating), the teaspoon of light soy sauce and mix well until all ingredients are integrated, then bring to low heat and cook for 5 minutes or until it takes a thick texture and remove from heat.
Finally we serve our chicken on a plate, add our lemon sauce on top, a little lemon zest and now we have ready our delicious Chinese style lemon chicken!
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