Thursday, April 7, 2016

Chinese Lemon Chicken

My love for Chinese cuisine is directly proportional to your love for all the shallow things in the world.

The hardest thing is to make a Chinese dish presentable because sometimes sprinkling sesame seeds doesn't help as well.

This was my first attempt at decorating today's recipe (which I made yesterday) and that recipe also happens to be called Chinese Lemon Chicken. (I'm really running out of my creative funny writing ability).

 Let's start making this simple and quick yet crispy and delicious appetizer.


500 grams boneless chicken breast cut in long strips

2 lemon's zest (1 for the chicken marinade and 1 for the sauce)

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 cup chicken stock

3 tablespoon soy sauce (2 for the chicken marinade and 1 for the sauce)

1 tablespoon sesame seed oil

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 egg

Corn flour for coating chicken and thickening of sauce

Salt per taste

You can eat it with or without steamed white rice or boiled noodle so prepare that before you make the lemon chicken

First and foremost we have to marinade the chicken by adding 1 lemon's zest, some salt, soy sauce, one egg and vinegar to the chicken. Mix it well and leave the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes.

Now we prepare the breading station by putting cornflour in a deep plate and adding some salt to it. Mix it properly.

Now cover every chicken strip in cornflour and place it separately on a tray covered with baking sheet. I DID NOT HAVE THE BAKING SHEET so my chicken strips kept sticking on the stray. Listen to me and get a baking sheet.

Take out a non stick frying and fill it up with some vegetable oil around half an inch.

Warm up the oil on medium heat and then lower it. Start frying the chicken strips in batches for 4-6 minutes.

When the chicken is fried place it on a paper toweled plate.

In a separate pan take out 1 lemon's zest and add lemon juice, soy sauce, some salt, chicken stock and brown sugar.

Start cooking it on low heat and mix everything till the sugar dissolves.

Mix a teaspoon of cornflour with cold water and add it to the sauce. This will thicken up the sauce quickly.

The sauce is read now.

Add the fried chicken strips to the sauce and coat them properly.

Plate out the coated strips and pour the rest of the sauce on them.

Sprinkle some sesame seeds on it along with some spring onions.

Top them on small bowl of rice/egg noodles.

Ladies and gentlemen 慢慢吃 which also means 'have a nice meal' as I present to you Chinese Lemon Chicken.

1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing! I seriously shouldn't be looking at food blogs at night...restaurants in south delhi


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