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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

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