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Chinese Lemon Chicken

Chinese Lemon Chicken

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No tricks to this Chinese lemon chicken dish! Simply add lots of sesame seeds just before serving!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.7g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 450 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. To Marinate: Place chicken in a nonporous glass dish or bowl. In a small bowl mix together oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, egg, salt and pepper; pour mixture over chicken, cover dish and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Dip marinated chicken in cornflour and sautee in a large skillet until cooked through (juices run clear) and color is a nice, golden brown.
  3. To Make Sauce: Bring 1/2 cup water to boil in a small saucepan; dissolve sugar in boiling water, then add lemon juice and thicken liquid with pudding mix.
  4. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and pour sauce over all; sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.
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Reviews

Amber
82
6/22/2008

The sauce recipe is really awful. Why on earth would you want to ruin a dish with instant lemon pudding? Instead, use about 1 cup chicken broth, the juice of 2 lemons, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon of corn starch (aka cornflour). Whisk all of these together while cold, then bring to a light boil while stirring constantly. Cook until the sauce becomes transparent and begins to thicken, then remove from heat and top chicken. This will make a much tastier and healthier sauce. Don't forget to throw in some steamed broccoli or asparagus!

KIMMA
18
1/25/2004

after i made this recipe, my daughter, my husband, and i had to go get take out for dinner. It was a total flop.

CATHRYNGRUBBS
13
1/25/2004

My husband loved it and requested I make it again soon. I added breadcrumbs to the flour for some extra crispiness. Next time I will make more sauce. A great dish!