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Zesty Lemon Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons mild-flavored honey - (to 8)
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoon lemon pulp
  • 2 tablespoons plum sauce
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground white pepper
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast butterflied
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Details

Servings 4

Preparation

Step 1

Make the sauce by whisking the honey, lemon juice, zest and pulp together in a small bowl until blended. Stir in the plum sauce, pour into a small saucepan; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine egg with the salt and white pepper. Lightly coat the chicken with the cornstarch; dip into the egg mixture and coat in the cornstarch again. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Shake off the excess cornstarch prior to cooking.

In a wok, heat the oil until hot. Cook the chicken, a couple pieces at a time, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat; add the cornstarch solution and cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens.

Cut the chicken across the grain into 1/2-inch slices. Place the chicken on a serving plate. Pour the sauce on top and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

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