No tricks to this Chinese lemon chicken dish! Simply add lots of sesame seeds just before serving!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To Marinate: Place chicken in a nonporous glass dish or bowl. In a small bowl mix together oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, egg, salt and pepper; pour mixture over chicken, cover dish and marinate for at least 1 hour.

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  • Dip marinated chicken in cornflour and sautee in a large skillet until cooked through (juices run clear) and color is a nice, golden brown.

  • To Make Sauce: Bring 1/2 cup water to boil in a small saucepan; dissolve sugar in boiling water, then add lemon juice and thicken liquid with pudding mix.

  • Cut chicken into bite size pieces and pour sauce over all; sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

278.8 calories; protein 12.5g 25% DV; carbohydrates 39.7g 13% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 81.7mg 27% DV; sodium 451.1mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My husband loved it and requested I make it again soon. I added breadcrumbs to the flour for some extra crispiness. Next time I will make more sauce. A great dish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/22/2008
The sauce recipe is really awful. Why on earth would you want to ruin a dish with instant lemon pudding? Instead, use about 1 cup chicken broth, the juice of 2 lemons, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon of corn starch (aka cornflour). Whisk all of these together while cold, then bring to a light boil while stirring constantly. Cook until the sauce becomes transparent and begins to thicken, then remove from heat and top chicken. This will make a much tastier and healthier sauce. Don't forget to throw in some steamed broccoli or asparagus! Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 1 stars
06/22/2008
The sauce recipe is really awful. Why on earth would you want to ruin a dish with instant lemon pudding? Instead, use about 1 cup chicken broth, the juice of 2 lemons, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon of corn starch (aka cornflour). Whisk all of these together while cold, then bring to a light boil while stirring constantly. Cook until the sauce becomes transparent and begins to thicken, then remove from heat and top chicken. This will make a much tastier and healthier sauce. Don't forget to throw in some steamed broccoli or asparagus! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
after i made this recipe my daughter my husband and i had to go get take out for dinner. It was a total flop. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My husband loved it and requested I make it again soon. I added breadcrumbs to the flour for some extra crispiness. Next time I will make more sauce. A great dish! Read More
(13)
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I would leave out the 3 tablespoons of sugar in the sauce it was too sweet for my taste you can always add it if you think it needs more sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
This dish is excellent because of it's flavor and the crispy chicken smothered in lemon sauce for any lemon fan this dish is for you!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
This recipe was really good. The flavors melded well although I would have added a little more lemon to the sauce. I don't eat chicken thighs so I made it with boneless skinless breasts and it was really really good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2005
This was pretty good! We only used half the sugar and it was still sweet enough. I would not recommend cutting the chicken before cooking; it was harder to 'bread' lots of little pieces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2004
We really loved this recipe. I never added the 3 Tbsp.sugar. I marinated my chicken for about 5 hours. Will definitely make this again and again. Tasted just like the lemon chicken at our favorite Chinese Restaurant. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2005
I tweaked this receipe and my husband and family loved it. I used leftover cooked chicken omitted oyster sauce used 1tsp. splenda reg. flour omitted the 3 Tbls of sugar and sesame seeds. I sauted some pineapple chunks cut in half in a little butter/oleo and brown sugar and added to the dish. Excellant! Read More
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