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Lemon Chicken  

Stir-fried chicken strips and vegetables in a lemon sauce. Serve with rice.

Cal: 522 Fat: 37g Carbs: 15g Protein: 34g Fiber: 2g
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Original recipe serves 4

Ingredients (serves 4)

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  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken ; boneless breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 red bell pepper ; thinly sliced
  • 1 onions ; thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 whole lemons ; zested and juiced
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 7 teaspoons cornstarch ; divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
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  • You will also need: wok


    Beat egg whites with 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in a large bowl. Add chicken strips, turning to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet until hot. Swirl to coat the pan. Carefully add chicken, and stir-fry quickly until about golden, about 2 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a paper towel to drain. Drain the pan, reserving 1 tablespoon of the oil. Return pan to heat and add the garlic, pepper, and onion. Stir-fry until onion begins to soften, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add sugar, broth, juice and zest from lemon, cayenne pepper sauce and wine. In a small bowl, combine the remaining cornstarch and water, stirring to dissolve. Stir cornstarch mixture into the pan, and stir sauce until it thickens. Add chicken, cooking a few minutes or until chicken is completely heated through.

    Nutrition Facts*

    Based on a 2000 calorie diet per serving per serving
    DV %


    Calories: 522.1
    Total Sugars: 6.3g
    Carb.: 14.6g
    Fiber: 1.8g
    Total Fats: 36.7g
    Cholesterol: 89.3mg
    Protein: 33.7g
    Sodium: 359.5mg

    *Data provided by USDA

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    (Not yet rated) Anonymous User on 2007-11-15

    I didn't have a raw lemon handy, so I used 3 tablespoons of lemon juice from concentrate and two tablespoons of sugar.