Difficulty: Medium, Cook Time: 55 min, Core Ingredient: Chicken, Servings: 6, Calories: 493
Description: Get this all-star easy lemon chicken recipe which is one of the most popular main dish in Chinese food.
3 Pounds Boneless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into 2-Inch Pieces
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
Â½ Tsp. Salt
2 Cups Vegetable Oil
Â¼ Cup Cornstarch
Â½ Tsp. Â Baking Powder
1/3 Cup White Sugar
1 Tbsp. Â Cornstarch
1 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Tbsp. Â Lemon Juice
1 Tsp. Â Salt
1 Lemon, Sliced
2 Tbsp. Â Vegetable Oil
In a large bowl combine the chicken pieces, soy sauce and Â½ teaspoon salt. Mix together, cover and refrigerate. Let marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together Â¼ cup cornstarch and the baking powder; beat in eggs to form a batter. Coat pieces with batter and set aside.
In a wok, heat 2 cups oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Working in batches, fry chicken pieces in hot oil until browned. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
In a medium bowl combine the sugar, 1 tbsp. cornstarch, broth, lemon juice and 1 tsp. salt. Mix together and add lemon slices. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in small saucepan and slowly stir in lemon sauce mixture. Cook, stirring, until sauce is clear. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.