Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Asian Style Lemon Chicken

I love Asian food, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai... I just can’t seem to get enough of it lately. I think it is the great blend of sweet and spicy and sour and salty, it is just the best!

This lemon chicken is fantastic! It is a tender and crispy and the sauce, good lord the sauce! It is all the things I love about Asian food!

What you need,

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
Salt and Pepper to taste

For the sauce,
½ cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
¼ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
Juice of 1 large lemon
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. ground black pepper
½ tsp. garlic powder

In a small pot combine all the ingredients for the sauce. Over medium heat bring the sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 12-15 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and season well with salt and pepper. Working 1 piece at a time dredge each piece into the flour, shake off any excess then dip into the buttermilk, then back into the flour to get a good coating on each piece.

Working in batched cook the chicken in the hot oil until it is golden brown and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes, depending on how big your chicken is.

Transfer cooked chicken to a paper towel lined plate.

Serve the chicken immediately. Drizzle the chicken with the lemon glaze.

A serving of rice and some spicy green beans make this a perfect dinner!

This was sooooo good, I can’t even tell you! One of my new favourites!



Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious

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