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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Asian Inspired Lemon Chicken

This yummy chicken dish offers a little touch of Asian cooking and is ready in as little as 30 minutes. Serve this lemon chicken over rice or with a salad for a complete healthy meal your family will enjoy.

Ingredients...For the Chicken:

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 tsp soy sauce
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
2-3 tablespoon olive oil, for frying
4 thinly sliced scallions, set aside to serve

Ingredients...For the Sauce:

1 large lemon, zest and juice
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp cornstarch
salt and freshly ground black pepper


(1) Put the chicken in a small bowl and toss with the soy sauce. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

To make the sauce:

(2) Whisk together the lemon zest. lemon juice, sugar, water and cornstarch in a small saucepan.
(3) Bring to a boil, whisking constantly until thickened, then lower heat to keep warm.
(4) Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-based saucepan.
(5) Whisk together the egg yolk and cornstarch in a small bowl to make a batter.
(6) Dip the chicken in the batter and transfer to frying pan for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
(7) Place on a plate and spoon the warm lemon sauce over the chicken.
(8) Spread the scallions over the whole dish before serving.

Makes 3 servings.

Source: (adapted from

Grilled Chicken with Homemade Veggie Salsa

This fast and easy grilled chicken recipe isn't only delicious, but it's a healthy dish for your family. It's packed full of vegetables that offer vitamins and is ready in 30 minutes or less. The greatest part about this chicken recipe is that it only takes 15 minutes to prepare!

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped

1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

(1) Heat charcoal grill over medium flame, or coals. This also works by cooking on a George Forman Grill.
(2) While grill heats up, toss together tomato, cucumber, onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt (this will be your salsa creation).
(3) Refrigerate salsa mix for 30 minutes.
(4) Brush chicken breasts with olive oil and grill until no longer pink, about 7-8 minutes per side.
(5) Drain salsa if necessary and serve over chicken.
(7) Garnish with a lime for added flavor and a nice presentation.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: (adapted from