Chinese Lemon Chicken

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Make this popular Chinese restaurant dish at home and serve over brown rice.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 35 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 oz. each)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, divided
  • 6 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lemon peel, cut into ½" slices
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, marinate chicken in soy sauce for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, add water, vinegar, honey, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, lemon juice, lemon peel, and salt. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and cut into strips. In a gallon-size plastic bag, add ⅓ cup cornstarch and chicken pieces and shake until chicken is well coated.
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Fry chicken pieces until crispy, about 12 minutes. Remove from oil and place on paper towels.
  • Serve with lemon sauce over top.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 oz. each)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, divided
  • 6 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lemon peel, cut into ½" slices
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, marinate chicken in soy sauce for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, add water, vinegar, honey, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, lemon juice, lemon peel, and salt. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and cut into strips. In a gallon-size plastic bag, add ⅓ cup cornstarch and chicken pieces and shake until chicken is well coated.
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Fry chicken pieces until crispy, about 12 minutes. Remove from oil and place on paper towels.
  • Serve with lemon sauce over top.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories380
Total Fat4.5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol95mg
Sodium430mg
Total Carbohydrate51g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars35g
Protein35g