Lemon Chicken
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Lemon Chicken

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Serves 4

Quick and easy, chinese style, lemon chicken. It is even tastier than a shop bought, lemon chicken ready meal. The lemon sauce can be adjusted to suit your taste

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  • 4 chicken breasts, diced & cornflour to coat
  • 2 bunches spring onions
  • 2 green peppers
  • 4 lemons, juiced & zested (reserve a little lemon juice & half lemon zest to add to pan with chicken)
  • 1/2 litre chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Rice to serve


    1. Coat diced chicken with cornflour & fry with a little oil until cooked and well browned. Set aside and keep warm
    2. Put rice on to cook
    3. Chop spring onions finely & slice green pepper into strips
    4. To make lemon sauce, put lemon juice in saucepan with chicken stock & sugar. Heat gently
    5. Mix cornflour with small amount of water
    6. Add cornflour paste to lemon sauce and warm through, sauce will thicken slightly. Add more sugar to taste if required. Add lemon zest at the end
    7. Just before rice finishes cooking, fry spring onions & peppers over high heat, It is best if peppers retain their crunchiness, so only cook for a few minutes at most. Add chicken back to pan, along with reserved lemon juice & zest
    8. Pile chicken mix onto a bed of rice and divide sauce between servings. (We serve the sauce in a jug so everyone can help themselves)

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