Monday, October 13, 2008

Giveaway Winner and Lemon Chicken

We had so much fun for brownie week last week and I've had a great weekend of not making or eating brownies. I'm almost recharged to get going again!

According to's Integer Generator, the winner of the cookbook giveaway is...
Here is a list of more of my favorite brownie recipes from some other foodies:

Brownie Caramel Cheesecake from Yummy Dinners

Easiest Brownies in the World from My Kitchen Cafe

Frosted Marshmallow Brownies, and Strawberry Cheesecake Swirled Blondies from Baking Blonde

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Cups from Picky Palate

Chocolate Caramel Brownies from Stephanie's Kitchen

Chocolate Toffee Brownie Bites from Two Peas and Their Pod

Mint Chocolate Crunch Brownies from Vanilla Sugar

On to the Lemon Chicken. I got inspired watching a friend cook dinner for her family a few days ago and came up with this lemon chicken idea. Growing up there was the best little family owned Chinese restaurant converted from an old house that I would frequent often for their lemon chicken. It was just perfect. Not too sweet, not too sour, and not at all spicy. After I got married and my husband and I went back to the Bay Area I tried to take him because Chinese food is his favorite. I was raving about this chicken and my mouth was watering and my heart racing with excitement as we were getting closer. We pulled into the quaint little parking lot only to find out the restaurant had burnt down just a few weeks earlier! Isn't that so sad?! I have tried lemon chicken at almost every other Chinese restaurant I have been to and am always disappointed but now I think I have recreated the memory of this little burnt down restaurant with this dish and I am really excited about it.

Lemon Chicken

4 chicken breast OR 12 chicken tenders cut in bite size pieces
2 eggs
1 C flour
salt and pepper to taste
2 T chopped green onion
cooking oil

Heat oil in frying pan for frying at about 375 or medium-high heat. You will need enough oil that is is about 1/2 inch deep at the bottom of your pan.

Whisk eggs in small bowl and set aside.

Combine flour, salt and pepper, and green onion in bowl and set aside.

Dip chicken in egg wash and then in flour mixture. Fry in oil until browned and chicken is cooked through, flipping half way.

Lemon Sauce (adapted from the A Pinch of Salt Lake cookbook)

1/4 C sugar
2 T cornstarch
1 C chicken broth or 1 chicken bouillon cube dissolved in 1 C boiling water
2 T soy sauce
1/3 C lemon juice
1/4 C sliced green onions
red pepper flakes optional if you like a little kick with your meal

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and broth. Cook until opaque (you can see through it). Add soy sauce and lemon juice and keep warm until ready to use.

Drizzle sauce over cooked chicken and sprinkle onions over top. Serve with steamed rice.

side note: I didn't use all the sauce. Just use as much as you would like!


Steph said...

What a great week you had! The lemon chicken looks amazing, I will have to give it a try for sure!!!

Kellie said...

That looks delish...very excited to try that recipe!!!

Ingrid said...

Congrats to the winner and thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook!

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Aggie said...

I so love chinese food and always want to recreate it at home, this looks so perfect!

Congrats to the winner!

Kirstin said...

I can not wait to try this it looks really good!!

Stephanie said...

So sad that the restaurant burned down! That lemon chicken looks delicious. My husband and I love making our own Chinese food, I think we'll give this a try.

Anonymous said...

I love making Chinese food. This looks wonderful.

Kat said...

That chicken looks SO yummy! I am always looking for chicken recipes, this is totally going on my list of recipes to try!

Deborah said...

Ooooh, I've been on a Chinese food kick lately, and this looks like it will hit the spot!

cathy said...

YUM! This looks and sounds so good. We'll be trying this soon!

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