Lemon Chicken #2LEMON CHICKEN

1 1/2 pounds chicken breast or chicken tenders, cut into chunks

1/4 cup all-purpose unbleached flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon safflower oil

1 cup water

pinch coarse salt

2 tablespoons wok or vegetable oil

1 tablespoon (a splash) white or rice wine vinegar

1/2 cup chicken broth or stock

8 ounces (1 cup) prepared lemon curd or use the lemon sauce below

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

1 lemon, zested

2 scallions, thinly sliced or 20 blades fresh chives, finely chopped

I added shredded carrots, peas and broccoli.

  • Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt and baking powder.
  • Coat the pieces chicken, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat a large skillet or a wok-shaped nonstick pan over medium-high heat with safflower oil.
  • Stir fry chicken until golden, 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from the pan and return pan to heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium.
  • Add a splash of vinegar to the pan and let it evaporate.
  • Add stock, soy sauce and sesame oil to the pan and scrape up any drippings with a whisk cooking until slightly thickened.
  • Add chicken back to the pan and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes to thicken sauce and finish cooking chicken pieces through.
  • Remove the pan from heat, add the scallions or chives and the lemons and zest.
  • Toss chicken pieces well to combine zest and scallions or chives evenly throughout the sauce.

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