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Sticky Chinese Lemon Chicken

 
 
One serving costs about $4.06 One serving costs about $4.06

$4.06 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

spoonacular Score:53%

Spoonacular Score: 53%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Sticky Chinese Lemon Chicken a try. For $4.06 per serving, this recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 856 calories, 37g of protein, and 39g of fat. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. This recipe is typical of Chinese cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 30 minutes. Head to the store and pick up corn starch, salt, eggs, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the corn starch you could follow this main course with the Cherry and Apricot Cobbler as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 1%. This score is very bad (but still fixable). Similar recipes include Sticky Chinese Lemon Chicken, Sticky Chinese Chicken Wings, and Sticky lemon chicken.

Chicken works really well with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc. White meat is typically paired with white wine as to not overpower the flavor of the meat, so chardonnay and sauvignon blanc are safe choices. Chicken prepared with a tomato sauce or certainly a red wine sauce can and should be served with a red like a pinot noir. The Buddha Kat Winery Chardonnay with a 4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 25 dollars per bottle.

Buddha Kat Winery Chardonnay

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Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cups
0.5 cups canola oil
canola oil
0.25 cups
0.25 cups white chicken broth
white chicken broth
1 cup
1 cup chicken broth
chicken broth
1 lb
1 lb chicken tenderloins
chicken tenderloins
0.33 cups
0.33 cups corn starch
corn starch
2
2  eggs
eggs
2 tsps
2 tsps garlic
garlic
some
some sesame seeds
sesame seeds
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps honey
honey
4
4  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
some
some cooked white leftover fried rice
cooked white leftover fried rice
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.33 cups
0.33 cups soy sauce
soy sauce
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps soy sauce
soy sauce
0.25 cups
0.25 cups sugar
sugar
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps water
water
0.5 cups canola oil
0.5 cups
canola oil
0.25 cups white chicken broth
0.25 cups
white chicken broth
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup
chicken broth
1 lb chicken tenderloins
1 lb
chicken tenderloins
0.33 cups corn starch
0.33 cups
corn starch
2  eggs
2
eggs
2 tsps garlic
2 tsps
garlic
some sesame seeds
some
sesame seeds
4 Tbsps honey
4 Tbsps
honey
4  lemon (juice)
4
lemon (juice)
some cooked white leftover fried rice
some
cooked white leftover fried rice
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
0.33 cups soy sauce
0.33 cups
soy sauce
2 Tbsps soy sauce
2 Tbsps
soy sauce
0.25 cups sugar
0.25 cups
sugar
4 Tbsps water
4 Tbsps
water

Equipment

slotted spoon
slotted spoon
paper towels
paper towels
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
slotted spoon
slotted spoon
paper towels
paper towels
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Creme de la Crumb

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.06
Ingredient
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup white chicken broth
1 cup chicken broth
1 pound chicken tenderloins
1/3 cup corn starch
2 eggs
2 teaspoons garlic
some sesame seeds
4 tablespoons honey
4 lemon (juice)
some cooked white leftover fried rice
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
Price
$0.30
$0.19
$0.76
$5.83
$0.18
$0.48
$0.13
$1.23
$1.03
$0.81
$4.46
$0.52
$0.24
$0.07
$16.25

Tips

Health Tips

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free soy sauce!

  • You can reduce your sodium intake by choosing lower-sodium soy sauce.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • get more health tips

Cooking Tips

  • Corn starch, potato starch, arrowroot powder, and tapioca powder are all comparable in terms of thickening ability, so you can usually substitute them 1:1. Flour, on the other hand, is only half as effective, so if you are using flour instead of corn starch or one of the others named, you'll need to use twice as much.

  • Corn starch can be added directly to cold liquids, but to avoid lumps corn starch must be mixed with a cold liquid (usually water or stock) before it can be added to hot liquids like soup or gravy. This mixture of corn starch in a cold liquid is called a "slurry."

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
856 Calories
36g Protein
39g Total Fat
91g Carbs
15% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
856
43%

Fat
39g
60%

  Saturated Fat
4g
28%

Carbohydrates
91g
30%

  Sugar
33g
37%

Cholesterol
154mg
51%

Sodium
2889mg
126%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
36g
74%

Vitamin B3
15mg
77%

Selenium
46µg
67%

Vitamin B6
1mg
52%

Phosphorus
385mg
39%

Vitamin E
5mg
36%

Vitamin A
1656IU
33%

Vitamin C
19mg
24%

Copper
0.46mg
23%

Potassium
794mg
23%

Manganese
0.45mg
22%

Vitamin B2
0.37mg
22%

Vitamin B5
2mg
21%

Vitamin K
20µg
19%

Magnesium
75mg
19%

Iron
3mg
19%

Vitamin B1
0.26mg
17%

Fiber
3g
14%

Calcium
132mg
13%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Folate
42µg
11%

Vitamin B12
0.45µg
8%

Vitamin D
0.55µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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