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Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe

Why order take out when you can make your own Chinese lemon chicken at home? There are a few different versions of lemon chicken out there, all coming from different countries. Probably the most popular type of lemon chicken would be baked in the oven. We all know baked lemon chicken is great but here is the Chinese version – just like take out or at the buffets. The Chinese version varies greatly from that of other cultures. Like most types of Chinese chicken the chicken is first cut into small chunks, battered, and then deep fried and covered with a sweet-lemon sauce. Ingredients: 2 1/2lbs boneless-skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1” cubes)Marinade- 2 tablespoons soy sauce ½ teaspoon saltBatter- 2 large eggs ¼ cup cornstarch ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch white pepper oil (for frying)Sauce- 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup chicken broth 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¾ teaspoon salt 3 slices of lemon (peeled) 2 tablespoons oil yellow food coloring (optional)

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