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Lemon Chicken

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  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Pinch
  Salad oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Boneless chicken breasts 1 1⁄2 Pound, skinned and sliced into � inch thick strips
  Warm water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salad oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried chinese mushrooms/Shitake mushrooms 6 Medium
  Red bell pepper 1 Large, cut into juliennes
  Lemon 2
  Green onions 6 , diagonally cut into � inch slices
  Freshly grated ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry sherry 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon slices 6

1. In a medium sized bowl, combine warm water and mushrooms. Allow to soak for 30 minutes.
2. Once soaked, drain and remove stem. Cut mushroom caps into 1/8 inch thick slices. Keep aside.
3. In another medium sized bowl, combine the marinade and chicken. Mix well and keep aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
4. Using a paring knife, peel whole lemons.
5. Remove lemon juice from peeled lemons and keep aside.
6. Cut lemon peel into 1/8 inch thick strips and keep aside.
7. In a medium sized bowl, combine freshly squeezed lemon juice with sherry, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch and chicken broth. Mix well till well combined and keep aside.

8. In a heavy bottomed skillet or Chinese wok, add oil.
9. Add marinated chicken strips and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
10. Remove chicken on to a plate and place same skillet back on flame.
11. Add ginger, sliced mushrooms, bell pepper juliennes and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
12. Add strips of lemon peel and onions and sauté for 1 more minute.
13. Add cornstarch- chicken broth mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame, while stirring continuously, till the mixture thickens.
14. Add sautéed chicken and mix well.
15. Cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute or till chicken and vegetables are evenly coated with thickened sauce.

16. Serve immediately with rice and soy sauce as an accompaniment.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 288 Calories from Fat 130

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g22.6%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 65.8 mg21.9%

Sodium 801.8 mg33.4%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.2%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 28 g55.3%

Vitamin A 23.4% Vitamin C 90%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 8.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lemon Chicken Recipe