Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Here is the one of many versions of the traditional dish from your local Chinese takeaway. Chicken breasts are coated in a light batter, then fried along with any vegetables of your choice, before being served with a tangy lemon sauce. Serve with rice or noodles.

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

LEMON CHICKEN STIR-FRY

Ingredients:

1 lemon

1/2 cup water

3 tablespoons light soy sauce

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon groundnut oil

2 skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 2 cm pieces

 1 cup fresh or frozen sweetcorn

1 yellow pepper, diced or sliced

3-4 spring onions, chopped

sesame oil, for drizzling over (optional)

Method:

  1. In a bowl zest 1 teaspoon lemon zest, juice the lemon and whisk 3-4 tablespoons of the juice with water, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add sliced pepper, cook for another 3 minutes, add sweetcorn, continue cooking for about 5 more minutes.
  3.  Whisk the sauce mixture and add to the pan; cook, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add spring onion at the end of cooking and serve with rice or noodles.

Lemon Chicken Stir-fry

Happy Chinese New Year 2016 to everyone who celebrates! Best wishes to all!

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