chicken in lemon sauce

Chinese Lemon Chicken

Ingrediants:

For chicken
Boneless chicken cut into small pieces ½ kg
Soy sauce 1 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Egg 1
Lemon Juice ½ tea spoon
White pepper ½ tea spoon
All purpose flour ½ cup
Bread crumbs ¼ cup
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil for frying
For sauce
Sugar 3 table spoon
Chicken broth 1 cup
Cornstarch 1 table spoon
Lemon juice 2 table spoon
Salt to taste
Lemon zest ½ tea spoon
Vegetable oil 2 table spoon
Yellow food colour (optional) a pinch
For garnishing
Slices of Lemon 2

Method

For Chicken

  • 1. Place chicken pieces into a bowl and mix them with soy sauce and salt. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Beat egg with white pepper, lemon juice and baking powder and keep aside.
  • 3. Mix all purpose flour with bread crumbs and keep it dry in a plate.
  • 4. Now take the marinated chicken pieces, dip them into egg mixture and coat them in bread crumbs – all purpose flour mixture.
  • 5. Keep them in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • 6. Heat oil and deep-fry in batches until chicken is fully cooked. Drain out on a paper towels and set aside.

For Sauce

  • 1. Now, to make sauce combine sugar, cornstarch, chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, food colour and salt. Mix until well combined.
  • 2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and stir in the lemon sauce mixture and heat until well mixed and sauce becomes clear.
  • 3. Remove it from flame.

How to proceed

  • 1. Take hot fried chicken pieces into a plate.
  • 2. Pour the sauce over the fried chicken.
  • 3. Garnish it with lemon slices and serve hot.

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