DEEP-FRIED LEMON CHICKEN
Crispy chunks of chicken in sweet lemon sauce
- 2 bell peppers,
(1 green and 1 red)
- 1 lb boneless chicken breast
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp double-acting baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 lemon
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 2 tsp water
- sprigs of parsley
Wash and seed the peppers. Cut each one into
2 x 1/4 inches
Cut the boneless chicken breast into strips
3 x 1/2 inches
Prepare the batter by mixing in a bowl the flour, cornstarch, baking powder,
salt, water, and oil.
Stir until smooth.
Cut half of the lemon into thin semicircular slices.
Prepare the lemon sauce by squeezing the juice from the other half
of the lemon and combining in a cup with the sugar and water. Stir well.
water in a second cup. This mixture will be used later to thicken the lemon
Dip each piece of chicken in the batter and let the excess drip back into
Deep fry the chicken in small batches.
It is best to use an electric deep fryer, but if
this is not available, heat
of vegetable oil in a wok or deep pan until it is very hot. Then add about
5 pieces of chicken at a time to the oil and cook, covered, for about 5
minutes or until a golden brown crust forms. Check once a minute to see if
the pieces are sticking together, and if so, separate them. After each
batch is finished, set aside on a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.
Cook the lemon sauce by pouring the lemon-sugar mixture into a saucepan and
bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch-water mixture and stir until thickened.
To please the eye as well as the palate, mix up the chicken and colored
pepper pieces and pile on a plate. Top with sprigs of parsley and place the
lemon slices around the outside of the plate. Put the hot lemon sauce in a
cup so that people can pour it over their chicken just before eating, to
keep it crispy.
Serve with rice. Don't forget to start the rice so that it will be done at
the same time as the chicken.
A nice-looking dish for company. The deep-fried chicken
pieces can also be served as party snacks instead of junk food.
With an electric deep fryer, easy; without one, moderate.
Measure the batter ingredients.
Dept. of Math and Computer Sci., Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, HOLLAND
Recipe last modified: 2 FEB 87
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Tanenbaum)
Subject: RECIPE: Crispy lemon chicken
Date: 10 Jul 87 06:08:39 GMT
Organization: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Holland
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