Friday, July 24, 2009

Chinese Lemon Chicken

This recipe is a winner. It comes very close to the lemon chicken you get at PF Changs, it's easy, and it's baked! We all liked it. I got the recipe from

Chinese Lemon Chicken

1lb skinless boneless chicken breast halves (4 halves).
1 egg white.
1 teaspoon water.
1/4 cup all-purpose flour.
1 teaspoon baking soda.
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne).

1/3 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth.
1/4 cup sugar.
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel.
3 tablespoons lemon juice.
1 tablespoon vinegar or rice vinegar.
2 tablespoons light corn syrup.
1 clove garlic, finely chopped OR 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
1/4 teaspoon salt.
2 teaspoons cornstarch.
2 teaspoons cold water.

Cut breasts into strips. Mix egg white and water in medium bowl. Add chicken; turn chicken to coat. Let stand 10 minutes. Heat oven to 450ºF. Spray nonstick cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Remove chicken from egg white mixture; discard mixture. Mix flour, baking soda and red pepper in shallow bowl or plate and coat all sides. Place chicken on cookie sheet; spray with cooking spray about 5 seconds or until surface of chicken appears moist.

Bake uncovered 15 - 20 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Meanwhile, prepare Chinese Lemon Sauce. Let chicken stand 5 minutes; cut each piece crosswise into about 5 slices. Pour sauce over chicken. Garnish with green onion and lemon slices if desired.

Heat broth, sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice, vinegar, corn syrup, garlic and salt to boiling in 1-quart saucepan, stirring occasionally. Mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into sauce. Cook and stir about 30 seconds or until thickened. Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

1 comment:

Jayne said...

I love anything PF Changs related! Can't wait to try this recipe.