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Crusty Lemon Chicken with Sesame Bean Sprouts

Batter fried chicken strips in a delicate lemon sauce served with sesame bean sprouts.

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Serves 4

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3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons cornstarch
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 dash pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons olive oil
4 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons honey
4 ounces red bell pepper
12 ounces bean sprouts
4 ounces canned water chestnuts
16 snow peas
4 teaspoons sesame seeds

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  1. Stir cornstarch into lemon juice and mix until dissolved. Add chicken broth, sugar, honey, vinegar, olive oil and garlic. Set aside.
  2. With an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg and water until fluffy. Add cornstarch, flour, baking powder, ginger and pepper to form a batter.
  3. Slice chicken into strips.
  4. Pour lemon sauce into a saucepan and turn burner on to medium low.
  5. Heat oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  6. Dip chicken strips in batter and cook in hot oil until brown and no more pink appears in the center when cut (about 6 minutes).
  7. Stir lemon sauce.
  8. Place chicken strips on a baking sheet and place in oven set to 300 degrees to keep warm.
  9. Heat olive oil, and sesame oil in a wok on medium-high heat.
  10. Dice red bell pepper. Toss into wok with hot oil along with honey, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and snow peas. Cook for one minute stirring constantly.
  11. Stir lemon sauce again and turn off heat.
  12. Remove chicken strips from the oven and pour half the lemon sauce over the top. Serve with bean sprouts and vegetables topped with remaining lemon sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
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Nutritional information for Crusty Lemon Chicken with Sesame Bean Sprouts

Calories: 618
Calories from Fat: 190

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.5g 33%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 65.5mg 22%
Sodium 583.5mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 76.5g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Sugars 43g ~
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 22% Iron 19%
Vitamin C 161% Calcium 15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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