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Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

May/June 2009

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Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots and scallions. But feel free to substitute other thinly sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers or zucchini. Serve with: Rice noodles or brown rice.



READER'S COMMENT:
"We really were looking forward to eatilng this. Unfortunately, even after reducing the lemon in half, the sauce had way too much lemon for us. I will not be making this again. "

49 Reviews for Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

05/14/2015
Anonymous
Lemon in stir fry = disgustingly overpowering clash

Citrus - especially this incredible amount of lemon - just doesn't belong in a traditional soy sauce-based stir fry. It's an overwhelming clash of flavors that will leave any unsuspecting taster squint-eyed and gasping, pleading, "Why did you do this to me?"
If you'd like to experiment with citrus and stir fry, try a light squeeze of lemon on the plated food, or simply serving it with a lemon wedge.
But seriously - don't make this recipe as-is. It's a disgusting affront to Asian cooking.

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02/03/2015
Tangy, unique and loved

I was very unsure about this when I saw what the sauce looked like after Step 1 (almost like a very watery tahini) but it sure does pull it together at the end and the flavor really wow'ed us at the table!

Me and my husband both have our reliable fall-back sauces for stir-fry nights, mine being peanut, his being sesame-chili-ginger, but we never did a lemony sauce. I had no clue how much we'd been missing out on.

I'll say it feels like far more steps that are outlined (I love how 5 processes are lumped in Step 2) and the whole taking the chicken out seems like a pain, but I think it's both *really* important, and a good idea to do it just as they say - with tongs. I didn't realize I had left some of the juicy stuff to sop up veggies with in the next stage of frying by scooping the chicken out with a paddle, instead of using tongs - until I dumped the chicken back in and saw all the off-juices!

Also - that corn starch and lemon juice sauce in the beginning looks pretty weak, but once it's cooked into the fry in the final stage, it's really amazing! I will return to this one, for sure.

Interesting sauce that comes together well
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01/04/2015
Anonymous
Best lemon chicken stir fry ever!

This is a delicious stir fry recipe. We loved the lemony flavor of the sauce with a little peppery bite to it. Will definitely make this again.

flavorful, lemony with a kick
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03/11/2014

My family and I didn't like this recipe, they threw it out. I ate it but it wasn't very flavorful, tasted like watered down lemon juice. I do love the calorie count though great to kick start my new diet if I don't give in tonight and go to McD's.

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08/26/2013
Great Lemon Flavor

I confess, I am one of those who made some changes. I was aiming for meatless monday, so I used shrimp instead of chicken. I also used bok choy instead of snow peas. The snow peas at the store were very sad looking and the boy choy looked great. I followed the directions, just making the food swaps. The cooking was a tad faster as the shrimp cooks in just a few minutes. I would make this again.

fast and easy
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