Pineapple Lemon Chicken
Recipe type: Poultry
Serves: 4
  • 2 whole chicken breasts, split, skinned and boned
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash of black peper
  • 1 Tablespoon dry Sherry
  • Lemon sauce
  • 2 slices pineapple canned, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced, fresh
  • 1 Cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup sesame seeds
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1. PREPARATION: Pound each chicken breast half to flatten.
  2. Place chicken in a bowl and add salt, pepper, and sherry; stir to coat.
  3. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  4. To make lemon sauce, whirl pineapple slices in a blender until smooth. Then combine with remaining sauce ingredients in a small saucepan; set aside.
  5. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and sesame seeds. Dip chicken into egg, then roll in bread crumbs, shaking off excess. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  6. Cooking: Set wok in a ring stand and add oil to a depth of 2 inches. Place over medium-high heat until oil reaches 350 - 360 degrees F. Add chicken, 2 pieces at a time, and deep fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and meat is no longer pink when slashed, turning occasionally. Lift out and drain on paper towels. Place on a heatproof dish and keep warm in a 200 degree F oven while deep-frying remaining chicken.
  7. Meanwhile, cook sauce over medium-high heat, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens slightly.
  8. Cut chicken into strips and arrange on a serving platter. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish edge of platter with additional pineapple slices. Serve hot.
Tip: For a crispier crust, fry the chicken a second time before serving. From: Martin Yan The Chinese Chef.
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