Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe

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lemon chinese chicken recipe

 It has been quite a while that I have prepared a Chinese Recipe.  It doesn’t seem like I am able to get into an area very often that has Asian restaurants, so more often than not, it is homemade Chinese food for us.

This Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe is real simple to put together, doesn’t require many ingredients, and doesn’t take long to prepare. You can have homemade Chinese Lemon Chicken on the table in less than an hour. The next time you’re in the mood for Chinese food, give this Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe a try; you and your family will love it. Adapted from

Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
  • 2½ pounds boneless-skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
  • oil (for deep frying)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 3 slices of lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Yellow food coloring (optional)
  • Cooked rice (optional)
  1. In a medium size bowl mix together the soy sauce and ½ teaspoon salt. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Re-toss the chicken about have way through the marinating cycle.
  2. raw chicken pieces
  3. While the chicken is marinating prepare the batter in a medium size bowl by whisking together the eggs with the ¼ cup cornstarch, white pepper, and baking powder. Preheat your deep fryer to 350F.
  4. chinese chicken batter
  5. Dip pieces of chicken one at a time in the batter mix; deep fry chicken in batches being careful not to over crowd the pieces, fry until golden brown and chicken is no longer pink inside. Drain on paper towels.
  6. deep fried chicken bites
  7. Prepare the sauce in a large skillet or Wok by mixing together the olive oil, chicken broth, 1 1/ 2 tablespoons cornstarch, salt, sugar, lemon juice, and food coloring. Place the lemon slices on top and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens and becomes clear.
  8. chinese chicken sauce
  9. Remove the lemon slices and serve the sauce hot over chicken and rice with your choice of a vegetable.

lemon chinese chicken

Slow Cooker Asian Style Round Steak Recipe

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Slow Cooker Asian Style Round Steak Recipe

I had to go out of town again for the afternoon, so being short on time, I decided on another slow cooker recipe. This Slow Cooker Asian Style Round Steak Recipe reminded me a lot of Chop Suey so I decided to give it a try. There is not a lot of prep time with this recipe but you do have to have the time to pay attention at the end to finalize the recipe, by cooking the rice, adding the vegetables, and thickening the sauce which takes about an hour and a half. I really enjoyed this recipe; and because it is cooked in the slow cooker, the round steak is so tender it melts in your mouth.

The next time you’re in the mood for Asian food give this Slow Cooker Asian Style Round Steak Recipe a try. Enjoy


2 pounds top or bottom round steak

2 tablespoons canola oil (for browning)

1 medium onion (chopped)

3 celery ribs (sliced)

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 medium green peppers (julienned or sliced lengthwise)

1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)

1 can bean sprouts (14 ounces-drained)

1 can water chestnuts (8 ounces-drained)

1 can mushrooms (4 ounces-drained)

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 cup cold water

Hot cooked long grain white rice


1. Cube round stake into bite size pieces; using cooking oil in a large skillet brown the round steak pieces on all sides. Transfer the meat dripping along with the steak into the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Asian Style Round Steak Recipe Slow Cooker Asian Style Round Steak Recipe

2. Add the chopped onion and celery to the slow cooker and mix in the soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, ginger and garlic. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is render.

Slow Cooker Asian Style Round Steak Recipe Slow Cooker Asian Style Round Steak Recipe

3. Then add the tomato sauce, green pepper, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and mushrooms. Cook on high for 1 hour.

4. Mix the cornstarch and water together until cornstarch is dissolved. Add to the meat mixture and cook for another 30 minutes or until thickened. (Cook the rice during this time period)

Serve over the hot rice-serves 6-8Slow Cooker Asian Style Round Steak

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

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Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

It has been awhile since I have prepared a stir fry recipe so I decided to give this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe a try. This is another simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep time, just be sure to leave enough time for the beef to marinate. I allowed about 30 minutes and it worked out well, but the longer the better. The main vegetable ingredient in this recipe is the broccoli but I am sure if you wanted to add some onion and green pepper it would work out well. As far as the seasoning, for me it was about perfect, but if you would like to add some heat to it; add some red pepper flakes to taste. If you like Asian food and don’t want to take the time to go out, give this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe a try, it’s very good. Enjoy


1/3 cup oyster sauce

2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil

1/3 cup sherry

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 teaspoon cornstarch

3/4 pound beef round sirloin steak (cut into 1/8 inch strips)

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 thin slice of fresh ginger root

1 clove garlic (peeled and crushed)

1 pound broccoli florets

Rice for serving


1. Slice the meat and set aside.

2. Mix together the oyster sauce, sesame oil, sherry, soy sauce, sugar, and cornstarch in a medium bowl.

3/4 pound beef round sirloin steak (cut into 1/8 inch strips)

3. Place the steak pieces into a shallow bowl, pour the oyster sauce mixture over the meat, stir to coat well, and marinate for at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.

4. Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, and stir in the ginger and garlic. Let them cook in the hot oil for about 1 minute to flavor the oil, then remove and discard.

browning garlic and ginger cooking brocoli

5. Add the broccoli to the skillet or wok. Stir the broccoli in the hot oil until bright green and almost tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the broccoli and set aside.

Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

6. Add a little more oil to the skillet if needed, then add the steak and marinade; toss to coat. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, and then add the broccoli back into the wok or skillet. Cook until the broccoli is heated through.

Serve over hot rice.

Serves 4

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe (Wu Lo Yuk, Ku Lu Jou)

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Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe (Wu Lo Yuk, Ku Lu Jou) 

I like Chinese food, but I like to stay away from the sugar as much as I can, but unfortunately this Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe doesn’t meet that standard. Intra family pressure kind of pushed me toward this recipe. They wanted sweet and sour pork on the menu, and sweet and sour port is what I prepared.

This is a simple recipe with not a lot of prep time, but you do have to allow at least an hour to marinade the cubed pork. The amounts of soy sauce in this recipe are very small, but don’t let that fool you. Follow the recipe and it will come out perfect. If you do want to cut down on the sugar, I think you could use Splenda in place of the sugar.

If you like sweet and sour, give this Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe is excellent.


cubed pork stir fry deep fried pork pork and pineapple


Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe (Wu Lo Yuk, Ku Lu Jou)
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound pork butt-cubed (I used boneless pork chops)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks ( with liquid)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  1. In a bowl large enough to hold the cubed pork, combine 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Mix in the egg white and green onions; Wisk to thoroughly combine.
  2. Mix in the cubed pork and marinade for one hour or longer.
  3. Preheat a deep fryer or heavy saucepan with one quart of oil to 365 F.
  4. Coat the pork with 1/ 2 cup of corn starch, and deep fry until golden brown.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large fry pan, over medium heat, stir in the celery, green bell pepper, and onion, and cook until tender crisp. Salt to taste, remove from heat, and set aside.
  6. In a saucepan, mix 1 cup water, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¾ cup sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, and ½ teaspoon soy sauce, and bring to a boil.
  7. Pour the sauce into the wok with the stir fried vegetables; add the deep fried pork, and the undrained pineapple.
  8. Bring to a boil and add the 2 tablespoons of corn starch mixed with 1/ 4 cup water, cook till thickened.
  9. Serve over hot rice.

 Sweet and Sour Pork (Wu Lo Yuk, Ku Lu Jou)

Simple Egg Roll Recipe

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If you are tired of buying egg rolls in the store or the deli then give this Simple Egg Roll Recipe a try. I have to admit I didn’t do the roll ups myself, I had some help; when I prepared these, and She did a very good job. The last time I attempted these they came out looking kind of ouccourd. I am getting old and I guess my fingers don’t work so well anymore. Anyway enough crying, they are just delicious and the whole family loved them. I served them with chicken flavored rice. Enjoy

Simple Egg Roll Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 quart peanut oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 ounces shredded carrots
  • 8 (7 inch square) egg roll wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
  1. Season pork with ginger and garlic powder and combine thoroughly. Heat mixture in a medium skillet, stirring, until pork is cooked through and no longer pink. Set aside.
  2. In another large skillet or deep fryer heat oil to about 375 degrees F or medium high heat. While oil is heating, combine flour and water in a bowl until they form a paste. In a separate bowl combine the cabbage, carrots and reserved pork mixture. Mix all together.
  3. Lay out one egg roll skin with a corner pointed toward you. Place about a ¼ to ⅓ cup of the cabbage, carrot and pork mixture on egg roll paper and fold corner up over the mixture. Fold left and right corners toward the center and continue to roll. Brush a bit of the flour paste on the final corner to help seal the egg roll.
  4. Place egg rolls into heated oil and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels or rack. Put on serving plate and top with sesame seeds if desired.


egg roll mix

egg rolls

Asian Snow Pea Recipe

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Asian snow pea recipe

This type of pea can be found year around in most supermarkets. The main difference between a snow pea and a sugar snap pea; is that you eat the whole pea-shell and all. Convert this into a stir fry by adding some beef steak, garlic, and a few other ingredients; turns this mixture into a delicious Asian Snow Pea Recipe. As far as heat goes, this recipe is mildly spiced-if you want to crank it up a bit, add some red pepper flakes to taste. I served this Asian Snow Pea dish over rice for dinner. It’s easy to this Asian Snow Pea recipe; give it a try.

Asian Snow Pea Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound beef round steak, cut into thin strips
  • 8 ounces snow peas
  1. Directions
  2. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice wine, brown sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or skillet over medium high heat. Stir-fry ginger and garlic for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the steak and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until evenly browned.
  5. Add the snow peas and stir-fry for an additional 3 minutes.
  6. Add the soy sauce mixture, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower heat and simmer until the sauce is thick and smooth.
  7. Serve over hot rice.

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