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True Lemon Chicken

Ready in 45 minutes
6 review(s) averaging 3.7. 50% would make again

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I wanted to make Lemon Chicken like the Chinese restaurants have. After trying many recipes, I found one that was OK. I played with the recipe and tweeked it to my liking...a Lemon Sauce that is lemony with a good balance of sweet. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.


Ingredients

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2 boneless skinless chicken breasts; cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
SAUCE
1 lemon, juice of; or 3 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
1 cup Water
1/8 cup Lime juice
1/8 cup Lemon juice
3/4 cup Sugar
1 pinch Salt
2 drops yellow food coloring
cornstarch; mixed with
water; to thicken

Original recipe makes 2

Servings  

Preparation

1CHICKEN: Saute cubed chicken in olive oil until done.

2Set aside.

3SAUCE: In a small sauce pan, combine first 7 ingredients and bring to a low boil.

4Slowly stir in cornstarch solution.

5Depending on how thick you want the sauce determines how much cornstarch solution you use.

6Careful- sauce tends to boil up when cornstarch solution is added.

7Serve chicken over a bed of rice.

8Pour sauce over chicken& rice.

9Enjoy!

Notes

| 25 min | 10 min prep |

add a bit of grated fresh ginger for a more complex blend of flavors.Use 2 TBLS cornstarch mixed with 4 TBLS water for the thickening agent.

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pah19 7 months ago
The sauce is sensational
pezzaj 1 year ago
Wow!! I could not get this sauce to thicken! & felt like it was missing a crust on the chicken.
Jenjennifer 1 year ago
Too lemony! Nice consistency of sauce but that is where it ends.
Btcw 2 years ago
sounds like a winner, healthy too, Thanks for sharing, CCheryl
CCheryl 2 years ago
| 25 min | 10 min prep | add a bit of grated fresh ginger for a more complex blend of flavors.Use 2 TBLS cornstarch mixed with 4 TBLS water for the thickening agent. [I posted this recipe.]
5 years ago
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