Grilled, with almonds, in a salad or breaded and fried! Chicken breast can be prepared in so many ways as a second course to please everyone’s taste. In this recipe, we are targeting those who love citrusy flavors: lemon chicken. Tender strips of chicken breast are dipped in a rich and enveloping cream that will make this second course truly irresistible and fragrant, an excellent alternative to the classic scaloppine. You can choose to flavor it with parsley, rosemary, or sage… we prefer lemon chicken pure and simple! We can’t wait to hear about your variation!
Lemon Chicken INGREDIENTS
Ingredients for chicken
Chicken breast 600g
Flour 00 to taste
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Oregano to taste
Lemon Chicken Calories
Difficulty: Easy Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 20 min Portions: 4 people Cost: Low
Lemon Chicken PREPARATION
How to prepare lemon chicken
To make lemon chicken, first grate the zest of 1 lemon and squeeze the juice 2 and strain 3 it.
Then clean the chicken breast: halve the breast 4, remove the fattest parts, cut it into strips 5, and then into smaller pieces 6.
Now coat the chicken in flour 7 and mix to make it adhere (8. Put a pan on the heat, pour in the olive oil 9 and heat it up;
When it is very hot, add the chicken pieces 10 and brown them over medium heat for about 5 minutes, turning them occasionally 11 until they are well browned. Remove them from the heat and set them aside. Prepare the sauce: In a bowl, pour the starch and water 12.
Also add the sugar 13, soy sauce 14, and lemon juice 15. In the same pan where you have browned the chicken, pour in the obtained liquid 16, let it thicken for 1 minute, stirring with a whisk 17, and also pour in the chicken 18.
Stir gently and let it cook on the heat for 3-4 minutes. At the end of cooking, flavor it with lemon zest 19 and fresh oregano 20. Serve the lemon chicken hot 21.
Store the lemon chicken in the fridge and consume it within 2 days. It is not recommended to freeze the dish.
For a more ethnic touch, add chopped coriander or a little grated fresh ginger to your chicken and serve it with simple basmati rice.
If you don’t want to use soy sauce, you can omit it: it serves to give a pinch of more flavor and more color to your lemon chicken!