Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Recipe Day - Lemon Chicken

I love this quick and easy recipe.  It's yummy and healthy which is always a winner.  Hope you like it.
Feel free to share it with friends.  Just looking at the picture is making my mouth water.  And for once it looked pretty much the same when I cooked it too.  I'm not reknowned for my cooking abilities.  So these easy recipes are a blessing for me and my family.

Lemon Chicken
Serving Size: 4 ~ 6
Preparation Time: 45 minutes


2 tablespoons Dry sherry
4 green (Spring) onions, chopped
1 Piece of root ginger, shredded
500g (1 pound) boned chicken, cut into 1 inch strips
2 Celery sticks, sliced
125g (4oz) button mushrooms, quartered
1 Green pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced
2 tablespoons Light soy sauce
Shredded rind of 2 lemons
A few lemon slices to garnish
2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying


Put the sherry, spring onions and ginger in a bowl.

Add the chicken, toss well to coat, then leave to marinate in the bowl for 15 minutes.

Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan.

Add the celery, mushrooms, and the green pepper.

Stir-fry for one minute.

Add the chicken and marinade, then cook for 3 minutes.

Stir in the soy sauce and lemon rind then cook for a further minute.

Pile into a warmed serving dish and garnish with lemon slices.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items):

294 Calories; 6g Fat (20.0% calories from fat); 53g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 144mg Cholesterol; 346mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 7 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat.

More delicious Chinese recipes can be found in Nicholas Zhou's Chinese cookbook "Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking".

Source: "Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking" - Nicholas Zhou's cookbook with 500+ low carb and low fat recipes with 170+ colorful pictures. Based on a master chef's 40 years of cooking practice and 4 years of writing and research, it has helped 12,800 people worldwide improve their health.

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