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chinese lemon chicken



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Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total: 45 minutes

Servings: 6

Cost: $8.34 /serving


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Step 1

Place the eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine.

Step 2

Place the flour and 1/2 cup of cornstarch in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Stir to combine.

Step 3

Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture, then into the flour. Repeat the process with all of the chicken.

Step 4

Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pan to 350 degrees F.

Step 5

Add 7-8 pieces of chicken to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Repeat the process with the remaining chicken.

Step 6

Drain the chicken on paper towels.

Step 7

While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce. Place the lemon juice, sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Step 8

Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the lemon juice mixture.

Step 9

Bring the sauce to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Step 10

Toss the lemon sauce with the chicken. Stir in the lemon zest. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve immediately.

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