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Lemon Chicken Recipe

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12oz boneless chicken
1 Tbls shao-sing wine, sake or dry sherry
1 Tbls soy sauce
1 Tbls cornstarch
1 small egg white
1 c oil
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
c chicken stock
2 Tbls lemon joice
Tbls sugar
tsp salt
1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbls water
tsp grated lemon rind
1 lemon sliced

Cut meat into 1" by 2" pieces
Mix chicken with wine, 1 Tbls soy sauce and 1 Tbls cornstarch and egg white

Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. When the oil is hot, drop in chicken.
Stir and separate chicken in oil cook for about 2 minutes
Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain

Empty all but 1 Tbls from wok. Set wok back on moderate heat.
Add ginger and then stock, lemon juice, sugar, salt and remaining 1/2 Tbls soy sauce
Bring to boil and then thicken with dissolved cornstarch
Add grated lemon rind and combine the cooked chicken with sauce
Transfer to a serving plate - serve at once




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