Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Chinese Lemon Chicken
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  1. For marinade, combine 1 Tbsp of the oil, the soy sauce, sherry and pepper in a small bowl. Place chicken in a shallow dish. Rub marinade over chicken. Coat lightly with cornstarch. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  2. For lemon sauce, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, ketchup, lemon juice, 1 tsp oil, salt, and 3/4 c water. Bring to a boil, stirring occaisionally. Add dissovled cornstarch and stir until slightly thickened. Keep warm.
  3. In a wok or large frying pan, heat remaining oil. Add chicken stir-fry over medium-high heat until golden brown on each side, about 8 minutes. Remove with tongs and cut into 3/4 wide strips. Set aside and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Add snow peas, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts to work and stir-fry 2 minutes; transfer to heated serving plattter. Top with chicken and spoon lemon sauce over all.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 472.03 Kcal (1976 kJ)
Calories from fat 227.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.32g 39%
Cholesterol 139.24mg 46%
Sodium 1269.21mg 53%
Potassium 859.39mg 18%
Total Carbs 15.43g 5%
Sugars 4.27g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.07g 8%
Protein 49.33g 99%
Vitamin C 9mg 15%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 18.1mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 133.82 Kcal (560 kJ)
Calories from fat 64.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.18g 39%
Cholesterol 39.47mg 46%
Sodium 359.82mg 53%
Potassium 243.63mg 18%
Total Carbs 4.38g 5%
Sugars 1.21g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.59g 8%
Protein 13.98g 99%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 15%
Iron 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 5.1mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.1
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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