※ Lemon Chicken

Made lemon chicken for dinner. So delicious!


3 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces or strips *
1 egg (beaten)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon cordial (optional)
2 teaspoons chicken stock granules
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder / I used dehydrated granules as that's all I had
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice (I used more)
2 tablespoons tomato sauce / ketchup
cornstarch, for dipping
vegetable oil (for frying)
lemon zest (optional) 


Mix together the egg, 1T cornstarch, white pepper and soy sauce.
Place in a large size zip lock with the chicken and allow to marinade 10 minutes or more.
I marinated mine all afternoon. (4 hrs or so) 

Heat oil in pan -- while it is heating dip each piece in additional cornstarch and place in frypan cooking till done and golden brown.

Mix first 4 sauce ingredients in a sauce pan.

Add water, juice, and tomato sauce whisking to prevent lumps.

I added cordial just before serving as I felt it lacked that sickly sweet lemon taste of store bought sauce. (you can leave it out) I also added some lemon zest to give it that real boost.  

Cook till thick and clear and serve with chicken over rice. 

* Allow 1 chicken breast per person

Previously blogged here: http://www.elliluca.com/2013/03/lemon-chicken.html


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