Lemon Chicken (Chinese)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 166.8
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.8 mg
  • Sodium: 348.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    2 1/2lbs boneless-skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 cubes)
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    teaspoon salt
    2 large eggs
    cup cornstarch
    teaspoon baking powder
    1 pinch white pepper
    oil (for frying)
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 cup chicken broth
    1 tablespoons cornstarch
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    teaspoon salt
    3 slices of lemon (peeled)
    2 tablespoons oil
    yellow food coloring (optional)


Best served with rice and broccoli.


Place cut chicken breast pieces into a bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and teaspoon of salt. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

To make the batter beat 2 large eggs with cup of cornstarch, a pinch of white pepper and baking powder. Coat the chicken with the batter.

Heat wok and fry in batches until chicken is fully cooked. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

Now, to make the lemon sauce combine 1/3 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 cup chicken broth, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and teaspoon salt (if using food coloring you can add it now). Mix until well combined and add 3 slices of lemon to the sauce mixture.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in your wok and stir in the lemon sauce mixture and heat until well mixed and sauce becomes clear. Remove lemon slices and pour the sauce over the chicken and mix.

Serving Size: Makes 12 servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAINA413.

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