Chinese-style lemon chicken

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h

Serves

8

Chinese-style lemon chicken

Photo, Erik Putz.


Ingredients

  • 1 kg skinless, boneless chicken thighs , cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • vegetable oil , for frying
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch , divided
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 lemon , cut into quarters and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced diagonally

Instructions

  • STIR chicken, garlic, soy, sesame oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Cover and marinate for 30 min.
  • POUR enough oil into a large heavy-bottomed pot to reach 1 in. up the side. Clip a deep-fry thermometer to the side. Heat over medium-high to reach 350F, adjusting heat as needed to maintain temperature. Place a wire rack over a baking sheet and set aside.
  • RESERVE 4 tsp cornstarch and place remainder in a bowl. Add chicken and toss until coated. Fry in batches, 8 pieces at a time, until chicken is golden, about 2 min. Drain on rack and repeat.
  • WHISK remaining 4 tsp cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice and broth in a large saucepan over medium-high, until sauce thickens and boils for 1 min. Stir in chicken and lemon slices until coated.
  • PLATE and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 303,
  • Protein
  • 25 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 658 mg.
  • Good source of
  • vitamin B6
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