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Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe
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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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

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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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 30 mins

Footnotes

  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 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!

 

38 Ratings

Jan 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.

 
Jan 25, 2004

I would leave out the 3 tablespoons of sugar in the sauce, it was too sweet for my taste, you can always add it if you think it needs more sugar.

 
Dec 30, 2007

This recipe was really good. The flavors melded well, although I would have added a little more lemon to the sauce. I don't eat chicken thighs, so I made it with boneless, skinless breasts and it was really really good!

 
Nov 22, 2005

This dish is excellent because of it's flavor and the crispy chicken smothered in lemon sauce,for any lemon fan this dish is for you!!!

 
Jun 14, 2005

I tweaked this receipe and my husband and family loved it. I used leftover cooked chicken,omitted oyster sauce,used 1tsp. splenda,reg. flour,omitted the 3 Tbls of sugar and sesame seeds. I sauted some pineapple chunks,cut in half,in a little butter/oleo and brown sugar and added to the dish. Excellant!

 
Mar 03, 2005

This was pretty good! We only used half the sugar, and it was still sweet enough. I would not recommend cutting the chicken before cooking; it was harder to 'bread' lots of little pieces.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 450 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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