Lemon chicken (chin)
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Lemon chicken (chin)
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:21:55 AM. Recipe ID 54322. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Lemon chicken (chin)
 Categories: Chinese, Poultry, Main dish
      Yield: 6 Servings
      2    Whole chicken breasts
           - (1 lb each)
      1    Egg
      3 tb Cornstarch; plus
      2 ts Cornstarch
  1 3/4 ts Salt
      1 ts Soy sauce
           White pepper
    1/4 c  Flour
    1/4 ts Baking soda
    1/2 c  Canned chicken broth
    1/4 c  Honey
      3 tb Lemon juice
      2 tb Light corn syrup
      2 tb Vinegar
      1 tb Catsup
      1    Garlic clove; minced
    1/2    Peel of a lemon
    1/2    Lemon; thinly sliced
  Remove bones & skin from chicken breasts & dis- card. Cut each breast
  into fourths. Place in a shallow glass or plastic dish. Mix 1 tbs.
  oil, the egg, 2 tsp. cornstarch, 1 tsp. of the salt, the soy sauce,
  and 1/4 tsp. white pepper; pour over the chicken. Turn chicken to
  coat both sides. Cover & refrigerate 30 mins. Remove chicken from
  marinade & reserve marinade. Pour oil into wok to a depth of 1-1/2
  in. & heat to 350 F. Mix the reserved marinade, flour, 1/4 cup water,
  2 tbs. of the cornstarch, 2 tbs. oil, the baking soda, & 1/4 tsp. of
  the salt. Dip chicken pieces one at a time into this batter. Fry 2
  pieces at a time for 3 mins. or until light brown. Drain on paper
  towel. Increase oil temp. to 375. Return chicken to wok & fry
  together approx. 2 mins, until golden brown, turning once. Drain on
  paper towel. Cut each piece crosswise into 5-6 pieces. Place in
  single layer on a heated platter & keep warm. To make sauce, heat the
  chicken broth, honey, lemon juice, corn syrup, vinegar, 1 tbs. oil,
  catsup, garlic, the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, dash of white pepper, &
  the lemon peel to boiling. Mix the remaining 1 tbs. cornstarch with 1
  tbs. cold water & stir into sauce. Cook & stir until thickened,
  approx. 10 sec. Remove lemon peel. Pour the sauce over the chicken &
  garnish with the lemon slices. Serve at once.
  Temperature(s): HOT Effort: DIFFICULT Time: 00:45 Source: LEEANN CHIN

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Recipe ID 54322 (Apr 03, 2005)

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