Lemon Chicken

It’s Florence turn to share with us in the Gilmore Park Church community kitchen. She made Lemon Chicken, chicken corn egg soup and stir fried some sweet peppers. The dishes go well with steam rice.

Florence told us that this is the first time she’s making the Lemon Chicken. Nevertheless, the Lemon Chicken turned out great.

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The Lemon Chicken dish is colourful and appetizing.

Ingredients

  • 4 whole chicken breasts, cut into 2″ pieces and pounded lightly.
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 spring onions
  • oil for deep frying

Lemon sauce

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken stock (or 2 chicken stock cubes dissolve in 1 3/4 cups water)
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

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Instructions

IMG_9401_edited-1Lightly beat egg yolks with 3 tablespoons of water. Put 1/2 cup corn flour in a mixing bowl. Gradually add the egg mixture and mix well. Season the batter with salt and pepper.
IMG_9403_edited-1Put the chicken pieces into the batter and coat them well with the batter.
IMG_9407_edited-1Heat a deep pan with oil. Fry the battered chicken few pieces at a time until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Repeat until all the chicken pieces are fried once. Return the chicken pieces for a second fry to have a crispier texture and to make sure that the chicken pieces are cooked through. Drain again on paper towel.
IMG_9404_edited-1To make the lemon sauce, combine the lemon juice, corn flour, chicken stock, honey, brown sugar and ginger in a sauce pan. Cook the sauce on low heat, stirring often until the sauce comes to a boil and thicken.

You may slice the chicken pieces into smaller pieces before serving. Arrange the chicken on a serving plate, sprinkle with chopped spring onions and drizzle with the lemon sauce.

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The lemon sauce is tangy and very appetizing. Kids will certainly enjoy this dish. Florence, you did a good job despite its your first attempt.

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  1. I have to say that looks really good. I like the combination of pepper and chicken.

  2. Wow! It looks pretty amazing! Should try it one day…

  3. Wow, saw this today and I’m trying it tonight. I’ll tell you how it goes. 🙂

  4. this looks yums. i must try it. i just stumbled on your website. i love the pictures and instructions.

  5. Hi BuddingCook: Let us know how yours turn out. Hope you’ll blog on it.

  6. Hi Suanne

    I guess you must having a nice rest since Ben has been bloging about his trip. BTW, just want to let you know that I’ve made Lemon Chicken recently based on your recipe. It’s on my blog under ‘Chinese Dishes’. Thanks for that and the sauce is really lovely as well. 🙂

  7. This is the best lemon chicken I have ever tried. I would like to know the name of the other dish in the photo as it looks equally yummy.

    1. Hi Janet, I’m glad you like the lemon chicken. The side dish is just a quick stir fry of sweet peppers and onion, season with salt and pepper.

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