A lot of people love chicken dishes the most. People are getting more and more health conscious in their everyday meals and the white meat of chicken is deemed as the healthiest meat as compared to beef or pork. Of course there are other healthier options like soy protein and fish. Nevertheless, chicken is one of the safest and healthiest main dishes to serve. In fact, chicken has always been a staple in most restaurants’ menu. Chicken dishes are loved by kids and adults alike. Chicken can be cooked in various methods including cooking chicken on the stove. So if you’d like to learn how to cook chicken on the stove, here’s an easy dish to prepare that you can do in less than an hour.
This chicken recipe is Asian-inspired. Let’s use a wok to cook chicken on the stove. To start, fill up the wok with healthy oil, about one thirds full. We will use this to deep fry the chicken. Now let’s move on to the main ingredients. Prepare the following before you start heating up the oil in the wok.
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 egg, beaten
- cornstarch or rice flour for coating
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon rice or white vinegar
- 60 grams of palm or other sugar
- 60 ml water
- 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch
- 4 scallions or spring onions, sliced diagonally
- Salt and pepper to taste
Now, prepare the chicken breasts by seasoning them with salt and pepper. Dip the seasoned chicken in the egg. Next, coat your chicken by rolling on a plate with flour. By this time, you should heat up your oil to a smoking point. Once it reaches its smoking point, add in the chicken with the use of a slotted spoon or tongs.
It only takes about eight minutes for chicken to cook but it will also depend on the size of your chicken breasts. As you let your chicken cook, prepare a small saucepan. Add in the lemon juice, sugar, water, and vinegar. Bring it to a boil as you continue to stir. Once it boils, reduce the heat and let it simmer for a couple of minutes more.
When chicken is done, let it drain on a large plate laid with paper towel. As you let it cool a bit, finish your lemon sauce by combining starch with the 60 ml water. Add the starch mixture to the sauce as you continue stirring. Bring to a boil then remove from heat.
Now, slice your chicken breasts diagonally and then spoon the sauce on top. Garnish with spring onions and you are ready to serve your lemon chicken! Enjoy!