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Ingredients

Chicken and Marinade

  • 500 Grams Chicken Breast
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Shaoxing Cooking Wine
  • ¼ Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 Tbsp Custard Powder
  • 1 Egg

Lemon Sauce

  • 1 Cup Lemon Peel
    Finely sliced into thin strands
  • 2 Tbsp White Sugar
  • ¼ Cup White Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
  • Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Custard Powder

Coating

  • 3 Cups Corn Starch
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
Lemon Chicken

Method

Prepare the chicken

Into a bowl

  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Shaoxing Cooking Wine
  • ¼ Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 Tbsp Custard Powder
  • 1 Egg
1

Beat eggs together in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients.

Slice into cubes

  • 500 Grams Chicken Breast
2

Prepare chicken and place into the marinade.

Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Prepare the sauce

Into a different bowl

  • 1 Cup Lemon Peel
    Finely sliced into thin strands
  • 2 Tbsp White Sugar
  • ¼ Cup White Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
  • Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Custard Powder
3

Peel and finely slice the lemons. Remove as much of the white as possible from the peel and cut into thin strands.

Combine ingredients in a bowl, gently stir and set aside.

It will be watery and thin now – and depending on your custard powder possibly a little pink – but will thicken and go yellow when heat is applied.

Combine in a tray

  • 3 Cups Corn Starch
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
4

Remove chicken pieces individually from the marinade, and coat evenly.

Deep fry

5

In a large saucepan heat the oil of your choice to 177ºC. Gently place coated chicken pieces in for about 2-3 minutes or until lightly golden. Use a meat thermometer to check they're at the right temperature (at least 74ºC).

Make sure the chicken pieces have enough room in the pot.

Place cooked chicken into an oven on low heat while the rest are being fried.

Cook and coat

6

Once all your chicken is fried, place into a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat and pour over the lemon sauce.

It should thicken. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir to coat.

7

Serve with a mix of black and white sesame seeds or Spring Onions.