Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe

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 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 blochef.net

Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  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.
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  9. Remove the lemon slices and serve the sauce hot over chicken and rice with your choice of a vegetable.

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Broccoli and Beef Stir Fry Recipe

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Broccoli and Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Everyone here was in the mood for some type of Asian Stir Fry. Seeing as we have no Chinese restaurants even close, I decided on this Broccoli and Beef Stir Fry Recipe. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t call for many ingredients so there is a good chance you may have most of them on hand already. There is a short marinade time involved but it works out pretty well because it gives you the time to get the garlic, ginger, and broccoli ready for the pan. You can use this dish as a standalone, or serve it over rice, which worked out well for me for dinner.

If you and your family are in the mood for Asian cuisine give this Broccoli and Beef Stir Fry Recipe a try; it’s simple and good. Enjoy

Broccoli and Beef Stir Fry Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound sirloin or flank steak
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry Sherry
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 bunch fresh broccoli (Slice florets)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 slices fresh ginger (finely minced)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Slice the steak into thin strips. (About 1/ 8 inch)
  2. Place the steak strips into a disposable plastic bag or reusable container; then add the soy sauce, sherry, and cornstarch and mix thoroughly to combine. (if you us a plastic bag-seal the bag and work the mixture from the outside with your hands to combine)Marinade for 15-30 minutes.
  3. in a large skillet or wok add the oil, minced garlic, and ginger. Cook on medium high heat for about 20 seconds.(This cooks fast so be careful not to overcook) Add the beef mixture, stirring constantly until beef is no longer pink inside. Add the broccoli florets and stir fry for an additional 5 minutes. Broccoli will be dark green and crisp.
  4. Serve as a standalone dish or over hot rice.

 

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Broccoli and Beef Stir Fry

Hamburger Chop Suey Recipe

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Hamburger Chop Suey RecipeMany Years went by before I had the chance to taste or try a Chinese Chop Suey dish. I think it was mainly because of the area we lived in. There were no Chinese restaurants;-heck, there wasn’t even a Burger King around until I started growing up a little bit. Anyway, this Hamburger Chop Suey Recipe was the only form of Chop Suey I knew of at the time. It has been a staple for our family for many years. This is a simple recipe incorporating many of the ingredients from the store such as the Chop Suey vegetables. It is fairly quick to put together and requires very little prep time. I used roasted almond slivers for a garnish on this dish, but if you don’t care for that idea Chinese noodles also work out very well.

If you have never tried this American version of Chop Suey, give this Hamburger Chop Suey Recipe a try. It’s really good. Enjoy

Hamburger Chop Suey Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 1 can Chop Suey vegetables (28 ounces, drained)
  • 1 tablespoon instant beef bouillon
  • 2 cups hot water
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup slivered almonds (roasted)
  • 1 jar pimientos (sliced and drained)
  • 4 cups white rice (cooked)
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice while preparing the recipe, and roast the slivered almonds. (to roast the almonds spread them out on a baking sheet and roast them at 350F for 10 to 15 minutes shaking the pan occasionally to rotate them.)
  2. Using a large skillet brown the burger and onion until burger is no longer pink inside. Drain if needed.
  3. Dissolve the beef bouillon in the hot water and pour into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the onion is tender. Then add the Chop Suey vegetables.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the cold water, soy sauce, and cornstarch-add the mixture to the beef and vegetables. Cook until heated through and thickened.
  5. Serve over hot rice garnished with the roasted almonds and pimientos.

 

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Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Ribs Recipe

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Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Ribs Recipe

I don’t very often run into pork rib recipes that have an Asian hint to them. When I saw this Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Ribs Recipe I decided to give it a try. I was not sure how well the orange marmalade would combine with the recipe but it all seemed to go together very well.

This is another very simple recipe with almost no prep time. If you don’t want to heat up the kitchen, or maybe you are short on time; this is another set it and forget it recipe. I had something to do in the afternoon so I used boil in bag rice to help cut down on the personal cooking time required.

The end result was a tender and great tasting pork ribs dinner the whole family enjoyed. If you like food with a hint of orange, give this Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Ribs Recipe a try. Enjoy

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Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Ribs Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup reduced sugar orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3-4 pounds country style pork ribs
  • Hot rice
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, orange marmalade, ketchup and minced garlic.
  2. Pour about half the mixture into the slow cooker, add the pork ribs, and dribble the remaining sauce over the ribs.
  3. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until tender.
  4. Remove the ribs from the slow cooker and move the sauce, to a medium sauce pan. Thicken with the corn starch dissolved in ¼ cup of cold water.
  5. Pour the gravy over the pork ribs and serve over hot rice

Slow Cooker Chinese Pork Ribs

Chinese Pork Chow Mein Recipe

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Chinese Pork Chow Mein Recipe
We live a long way from any type of Chinese Restaurant. Unless we are planning a shopping trip and want to eat out – If we want it, we have to cook it. 99% of the time it is better anyway. This Chinese Pork Chow Mein Recipe is excellent. The pork is so tender it melts in your mouth. It’s a little time consuming but well worth the effort. The next time you plan on ordering out give this Recipe a try. You’ll Love It!

Chinese Pork Chow Mein Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs lean pork, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce (divided, more is desired)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1¾ cups water, divided
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (do NOT omit)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 lb bean sprouts (or more)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch green onion (optional)
  • blanched almonds, lightly toasted
Instructions
  1. Cut meat into thin strips.
  2. Combine 2 tbsp cornstarch with sugar, blend in 1 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp oil; mix to blend.
  3. steak strips marinating steak strips
  4. Pour over pork strips; toss well to coat, marinade in mixture for 20 minutes.
  5. In a wok or large sauté pan heat 2 tablespoons shortening; brown the meat lightly on all sides in hot shortening, add in the chopped garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  6. chopped veggies chopped garlic
  7. Add remaining 4 tbsp soy sauce and 1-1/2 cups water; simmer, covered on low heat for 45 minutes.
  8. Add in the celery and onions; simmer for 15 minutes more.
  9. steak sauce with green onion
  10. In a small bowl, blend in remaining cornstarch with ¼ cup water; stir into meat mixture.
  11. Add molasses, water chestnuts, bean sprouts and mushrooms and heat thoroughly.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.
  13. Garnish with chopped green onions and toasted almonds
  14. Chow Mein Noodles.