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CHINESE LEMON CHICKEN

Lemon Chicken is a favourite in our home. We enjoy this recipe at least once a month. Whenever our closest friends come for dinner, we mostly have this dish for our meal, as we know there won’t be any leftovers. Not only is it tasty, but it’s very nutritious, filling, and quite easy to make. Have a go at making this yourself. We promise you will love it!

Details

Servings

4 Servings

Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

5-10 minutes

Calories

115 kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup chicken bone broth

  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp Swerve confectioners’- style sweetener

  • 1 tbsp wheat-free tamari, or ¼ cup coconut aminos

  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt

  • 1 cup coconut oil or bacon fat, for frying

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1½ cups powdered Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

  • 16oz (454g) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into ¾-inch pieces

  • Black sesame seeds or toasted white sesame seeds, for garnish

  • Scallions, sliced on the diagonal, for garnish

Directions

  • Make the sauce:
    In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the broth, lemon juice, sweetener, and tamari to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes before adding the salt and turning off the heat.
  • Make the chicken:
    In a 4-inch-deep (or deeper) cast-iron skillet over medium heat, heat the oil to 180°C/350°F. The oil should be 1 inch deep; if necessary, add more oil.
  • Break the eggs into a shallow dish and lightly beat with a fork. Combine the powdered Parmesan and pepper in a separate shallow dish. Dip the chicken pieces into the eggs, then into the cheese mixture, thoroughly coating them.
  • Fry the chicken in batches for about 5 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through, until the oil is hot. Placing the fried chicken in a serving dish, baste with the sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions, if desired.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four days. To reheat, heat for about 5 minutes in a lightly greased skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories115
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 19.5g 30%
    • Saturated Fat 5.3g 27%
  • Sodium 161mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 53g 18%
    • Sugars 21.6g
  • Protein 22.8g 46%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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