Sweet & Tangy Lemon Chicken

Sweet and Tangy Lemon Chicken

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In preparation for the Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes, Good Cook also asked its team of Kitchen Experts to make and share one of our signature dishes with our readers. This one’s a family favorite in our house — the kind of food that everyone runs to the table to eat once I serve it up!

Sweet And Tangy Lemon Chicken Inspired by a recipe for orange chicken from TheNoshery

Chicken:
2lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 cups Panko breadcrumbs
4 eggs
2 cups cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
vegetable oil

Sauce:
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
zest from one lemon
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Cut chicken breasts into cubes approximately 1″ in size. Beat the eggs into a bowl.

In another bowl, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper. Pour Panko breadcrumbs into a third bowl. Dip chunks of chicken into egg mixture. Roll them in cornstarch. Dip in egg mixture again, then roll in Panko. Set them aside (I used a large mixing bowl to hold all of the uncooked chicken pieces) until all chicken is coated.

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet (just enough for frying) and fry all of the chicken until golden brown. You’ll have to do this in stages. Once all of the chicken is cooked, begin making the sauce.

In a saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups water, lemon juice, rice vinegar and soy sauce over medium heat. Stir until it begins to bubble. Add the lemon zest, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. Bring to a boil.

In a cup, combine 3 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Once cornstarch is fully dissolved, slowly pour the liquid into the boiling pot of sauce, stirring slowly. The sauce will thicken within a few seconds. Remove from heat, ladle sauce over cooked chicken pieces, and serve.

Remove from heat, ladle sauce over cooked chicken pieces, and serve.

This is delicious served over rice too!

And, when it’s time to clean up, Good Cook has tools for that too! Because the prep bowl set is hand-wash only, I use a Good Cook kitchen scrub brush to wash them up, ready for my next recipe…


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Jill Cataldo’s “Tackle Kitchen Tasks With Tactical Tools!” Drawer

Tools in My Drawer

Out of all of these tools, my favorite is the Sweet Creations 5-piece prep bowl set. I’m a sucker for neat kitchen gadgets as it is (which if you know me at all from my posts, you’re already aware of!) but my favorite gadgets are 1) items you didn’t know you needed, and 2) items you reach for often now that they’re in your drawer! This Sweet Creations prep bowl set features five melamine measuring bowls that nest for storage.

Not only are these bowls very cute, they’re functional too! Each bowl doubles as a measuring cup. Fill it all the way, and it’s one measurement — fill it to the line in the bowl, and it’s another:

These are wonderful for pre-measuring ingredients to add to recipes, and I find them very handy for cookie and cake decorating too! It’s easy to put different colors of frosting, sprinkles and cake decorations in each bowl and have them all set up on the table.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Good Cook. I have received an assortment of Good Cook kitchen tools to help prepare this post. I have been compensated for this post. I am a Good Cook Kitchen Expert blogger selected by Good Cook to represent their brand. I do not receive a commission for Good Cook products purchased through my website. All opinions about Good Cook are my own.


 

 

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