Monday, August 16, 2010

Recipe - Chinese Lemon Chicken

I made this dish for the first time when taking in a meal for my sister's family after her husband had surgery. He is allergic to gluten and it was the only meal on my bi-weekly menu that was wheat-free. I was a bit weary to take a meal I had not beforehand been able to cook and sample, but thankfully it turned out to be a keeper. Greg especially loved it and declared that it was better than Panda Express, which is a pretty big compliment in his eyes.

Chinese Lemon Chicken

5 pounds boneless chicken breasts
5 tablespoons soy sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon cornstarch, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup Chicken broth
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt

Marinated chicken in soy sauce and salt. Combine eggs, 1/4 cup cornstarch, and baking powder to make a batter; dip chicken into batter and deep fry. In a saucepan, combine the chicken broth, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and cornstarch; cook, stirring frequently, until thickened and clear. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with lemon slices.


Tiffany said...

I'll have to try that recipe out! It's been hard trying to alter our dinner meals to be gluten free. Thanks for the recipe! :)

*Marie* said...

It looks wonderful!

The King's said...

This looks delish! I may just have to actually cook it (I hate cooking but will for a good chicken dish)