Thursday, 10 January 2013

Lemon Chicken



There was a time I would just eat lemons like oranges. Peel them and pop them in my mouth.

I'm making it seem like it was earlier than only 2 days ago.

But to be fair, lemons have helped me so much these past years, since I have been sick more in the last two years than I have in my whole life. I have also discovered that if you have an almost debilitating sore throat that eating a whole lemon will help SO much.

I am not just saying this because I have a plan to make everyone's faces contort in all sort of manners when your throats feel like the sun inside it. It was instant relief.




So if God gave me lemons, I wouldn't make lemonade. I would eat them whole, or make this delicious lemon chicken. It's like sweet and sour chicken...but lemony!





What you'll need:

Chicken:
-2 large chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized cubes
-1 teaspoon soy sauce
-1 egg yolk
-1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
-2 tablespoons oil

Sauce:
-juice of 1 lemon
-zest of 1 lemon
-2 tablespoons sugar
-1/4 cup water
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
+salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

    1.   Put the chicken in a bowl, and toss with soy sauce. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.
    2.   To make the sauce, in a small saucepan on medium heat, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, water and cornstarch. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly until thickened, then keep warm.
    3.   Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Whisk together the egg yolk and cornstarch in a small bowl. Toss the chicken in this batter and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden and cooked through.
    4.   Transfer to a plate and spoon the warm sauce over the chicken.


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14 comments:

  1. Our neighbors just gave us a giant basket of lemons from their tree so this will definitely be making an appearance on our table soon :)

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  2. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I adore lemon chicken, I think I'll make this recipe next week, except that I'll find another way to prepare the chicken without the coating and frying.

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  3. That lemon trick is very timely with everyone getting sick with the flu these days. The chicken dish looks delicious!

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  4. Looks awesome, loved the lemony touch, I make it quite different..And interesting to know you eat lemons like oranges :)

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  5. You can eat lemon straight like that? My eyes would have watered hah..hah..! I love lemon chicken a lot. Trouble is at the restaurant some of them use artificial lemon and it tasted awful. Lemons are expensive over here.

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  6. I like lemons, but I don't think I could eat them just like that.. :D

    I don't remember..have I made lemon chicken before?I think I have tried only orange.. On the list! :)

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  7. I love lemons but, never heard of eating one for a sore throat. I'm prone to strep throat so thanks so much for sharing that tip!! The lemon chicken sounds devine!! Two things I love :)

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  8. I have a dry cough right now , maybe I should try eating some lemon :D

    Anyway , it's been sometime since I've eaten lemon chicken , I think i'll buy more lemon tomorrow ! lol

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  9. I love lemon chicken... love how refreshing it tastes and makes an appetizing meal.

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  10. I bet the lemon adds a great flavour to go with the chicken :D
    Looks tasty!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. I've never had a fondness for lemons like that, but I do enjoy them on chicken. This looks great!

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  12. i've never eaten a whole lemon except for that slice of lemon in lemon iced tea! love lemon chicken!

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  13. One of my favorite dishes!! Thanks for dropping by my blog...

    Peachy of http://www.thepeachkitchen.com

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  14. Cathleen,
    Eating a whole lemon? I have never tried that!
    Love your lemon chicken ..yum!
    mui

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