Lemon-Ginger Chicken - 2 Guiding Stars
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This classic stir-fried chicken dish is an excellent introduction to techniques for producing a flavorful dish with aromatics that are just cooked enough to flavor the dish, tender meat, and crisp veggies.


Marinated Chicken:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sherry
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, sliced

Lemon-Ginger Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp. sherry
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. grated ginger


  • ⅓ cup canola oil, divided
  • 1 lb. snow peas
  • 1 Tbsp. grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 scallions, whites only, minced


  1. Whisk together marinade ingredients and toss with chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator while you prepare the remaining ingredients (20 minutes).
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Heat all but 1 tablespoon of oil to a wok or large skillet over medium-high. Cook marinated chicken until barely white (1 minute). Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Wipe out the pan. Add remaining oil and heat until smoking. Add snow peas and cook, stirring, until lightly charred (30 seconds).
  5. Return chicken to the pan and toss to combine. Add ginger, garlic, and scallions, tossing and stirring until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are just barely tender (30 seconds).
  6. Pour sauce into the pan and toss to coat. Cook until sauce is just thickened (30 seconds).
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 465; Total Fat 24.5g (31% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2.5g (13% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 83mg (28% DV); Sodium 550mg (24% DV); Total Carbohydrate 27g (10% DV); Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV); Total Sugars 9g; Includes 3g Added Sugars (6% DV); Protein 32g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 20% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Niacin 120% DV; Vitamin C 90% DV; Vitamin B6 70% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/lemon-ginger-chicken/
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