Lemon Chicken

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Step 1.

Chop up the chicken into large chunks and separate the whites and yolks of your eggs into separate bowls.

Step 2.

Coat the chicken in the juice of half a lemon, ½ tsp white pepper powder, ½ tsp sugar, 1 tbsp soy sauce and two egg whites. Mix well and allow it to marinate for 30 mins.

Step 3.

Meanwhile, thinly slice the remaining half of your lemon, and mince the onion, garlic and ginger. Following that, zest and juice two additional lemons into a bowl.

Step 4.

Combine the chicken stock, 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sugar and ½ tsp white pepper powder in a jug.

Step 5.

Heat up a pan with 5cm of vegetable oil to deep fry the chicken

Step 6.

Pour 200g of plain flour into a bowl and tip in your chicken along with its marinating liquid. Mix it well with your hands, scrunching up the chicken so that there are lots of craggy bits.

Step 7.

In a small cup, combine the cornflour with 1 tbsp water.

Step 8.

Deep fry each piece of chicken in batches for 3-4 mins until golden brown, set aside to drain on a paper towel.

Step 9.

Heat up a large wok until smoking and pour a large glug of oil around the outside of the wok. Stir fry the onion, ginger and garlic for 1 min until golden brown.

Step 10.

Pour in the chicken stock mixture and bring the sauce to a bubble.

Step 11.

Add the cornflour mix and whisk to combine. Simmer the sauce for 2 mins until it is thick and glossy

Step 12.

Toss in the chicken and lemon juice and mix well. Cook for 30 secs and serve on a bed of steamed rice. Top with toasted sesame seeds, lemon slices and enjoy.

If you prefer a sweeter lemon chicken, add in 1 tbsp of light brown sugar to the sauce.

500g Chicken Thighs
2 Eggs
1 Tsp White Pepper Powder
3 Lemons
3 Tbsp Sugar
4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Onion
3 Cloves Of Garlic
3cm Knob Of Ginger
400ml Chicken Stock
200g Plain Flour
1 Tbsp Cornflour
1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds