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Monday, February 8, 2016

Chinese New Year Lemon Chicken

To honor Chinese New Year, and because I love Chinese food, here is a great chicken recipe to break that old fried or baked habit.



                           Chinese Lemon Chicken

4 chicken thighs, boned, skinned and cubed, or 2 breasts
3 Tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
3 Tablespoon cooking oil
1 tsp white sugar
1/2 lemon juiced
1 tsp lemon zest
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup white rice flour
2 green onions, chopped
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Make a marinade with oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, and 1/4 cup water. Add chicken. Let chill and stand for 1 hour.  Drain.

Place chicken in beaten egg mixed with 1/4 cup water. Heat saute pan over medium heat, add cooking oil. Add salt, white pepper, and lemon zest to rice flour. Dredge chicken in flour, add to hot saute pan. Cook and stir until cooked (About 5 minutes). Add a little water when cooked to make a light sauce.

Serve over rice. Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onions on serving.

Happy Chinese New Year!