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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey lemon chicken aka Orange chicken is a famous dish at Chinese restaurants. I tried to make them at home and it turned out quite well. A little too brown for my liking tho :) Recipe adapted from MyKitchenSnippets with some changes.

Chicken breast (cut to small pieces)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Egg white - 1
Cornstarch - 1/2 cup
Sesame oil - 1/2 tbsp

Orange juice - 1/2 cup
Lemon juice - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Oyster sauce - 1 tbsp
Soy sauce - 3 tbsp
Honey - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Cornstarch - 1 tsp
Pepper flakes
Ginger (grated) - 1 tsp
Garlic (chopped) - 1 clove

Marinate chicken with salt, egg, pepper, egg white and sesame oil for 1/2 an hour.
Coat the chicken in cornstarch and deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
Mix orange juice, lemon juice, water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, corn starch and pepper in a bowl.
Heat some oil in a pan and add ginger and garlic. Stir briefly and pour the prepared sauce in. Let it simmer awhile before adding in the chicken pieces.
Continue to simmer until sauce thickens. Check sweetness level and add more sugar if desired.
Dish out and serve.

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