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Chinese Lemon Chicken & Tenderstem

Chinese Lemon Chicken & Tenderstem

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(755 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Chinese

Sticky, sweet and a little bit crunchy, Chinese Lemon Chicken is a retro classic that never fails. You'll coat the chicken in cornflour, before frying it to get a crispy coating, then make a lemon sauce using fresh lemon and honey.

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Chinese

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 lemon
Red-chilli
1 red chilli
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
Spring-onion
2 spring onions
5-spice
1/2 tsp five-spice mix
Cornflour
4 tbsp cornflour
honey-pot
1 honey pot (25g)
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml) †
Sesame-seeds
1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g) †
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
Tenderstem broccoli
160g tenderstem broccoli
You Will Need
Tin foil, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tsp five-spice mix
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 honey pot (25g)
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
  • 160g tenderstem broccoli
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 590 kJ
139 kcal
2273 kJ
536 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
1.1 g
0.2 g
4.1 g
0.8 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
22.6 g
3.3 g
87 g
12.7 g
Fibre 1.5 g 6 g
Protein 10.5 g 40.4 g
Salt 0.6 g 2.33 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
lemon
1 red chilli
red chilli
1 garlic clove
garlic
1 spring onion
spring onion
1 tsp five-spice mix
Star anise, cinnamon, fennel seed, black pepper, clove
4 tbsp cornflour
maize starch (100%)
1 honey pot (25g)
blossom honey
130g basmati rice
basmati rice (100%)
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)
whole hulled sesame seeds (100%), . Produced in a factory that handles nuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
Chicken breast
160g tenderstem broccoli
tenderstem broccoli (100%)
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Chinese Lemon Chicken & Tenderstem

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 350°F/ Gas 4

Add the basmati rice and 300ml [600ml] cold water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-12 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

2 Chinese Lemon Chicken & Tenderstem

Whilst the rice is cooking, cut the Tenderstem brocolli in half

Cut 1 [2] piece[s] of tin foil approx. the size of A3 paper

Lay the Tenderstem in the middle with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] water and a pinch of salt and add to a baking tray

Scrunch the edges of the foil around the Tenderstem to form a sealed parcel

Put the tray in the oven for 15 min or until tender

3 Chinese Lemon Chicken & Tenderstem

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Cut 1/2 [1] lemon into thin slices and juice 1/2 [1] lemon into a bowl

Add the honey, 1 tsp [2 tsp] of the cornflour, 1/2 of the soy sauce (save the rest for later!) and 100ml [200ml] cold water to the bowl

Give it a good mix up - this is your lemon sauce

4 Chinese Lemon Chicken & Tenderstem

Cut the chicken breasts lengthways into 4 [8] strips, then cut each strip in half

Add the remaining cornflour to a bowl along with 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar, 1/2 [all] of the five-spice mix and a generous grind of black pepper and mix it all together

Add the chicken strips to the bowl and give everything a good mix up until all the chicken is coated

5 Chinese Lemon Chicken & Tenderstem

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a generous drizzle of vegetable oil over a high heat

Once the pan is very hot, add the coated chicken along with the remaining soy sauce and cook for 5-6 min on each side until golden and crispy and the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!) – this is your crispy chicken

Once crispy, transfer to a plate and set aside

Reserve the pan

6 Chinese Lemon Chicken & Tenderstem

Meanwhile, trim, then slice the spring onions finely

Cut the red chilli[es] in half lengthways, de-seed (scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon) and chop finely

Stir the sliced spring onions and chopped chilli (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) into the cooked rice – this is your chilli rice

7 Chinese Lemon Chicken & Tenderstem

Return the pan to a medium low heat with a drizzle of vegetable oil

Once hot, add the chopped garlic and cook for 1 min until fragrant

Once fragrant, add the lemon sauce and cook for 2-3 min or until the sauce is thick and sticky

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Serve the crispy chicken with the chilli rice and cooked Tenderstem to the side

Drizzle the lemon sauce over the crispy chicken and garnish with the lemon slices and sesame seeds

Enjoy!

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