Lemon Chicken with a Hot and Sour Sauce Noodles and Broccoli

Lemon Chicken with a Hot and Sour Sauce Noodles and Broccoli

Posted 2017-06-03 by finyfollow

This recipe has tender strips of breast chicken with a hot and sour sauce, combined with some crunchy cashew nuts.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

100 g noodles (I used rice noodles, but any noodle would work)
500 g chicken breasts, cut into strips
Juice of 2 lemons
Zest of 2 lemons
1½ tbsp cornflour
½ cup [link http://recipeyum.com.au/chicken-soup-using-chicken-frames/ chicken soup]
or [link http://recipeyum.com.au/economical-soup-with-four-different-uses/ chicken soup]
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
½ tsp chilli flakes
½ cup cashew nuts, unsalted
2½ tbsp oil
2 shallots, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
250 g broccoli, cut into small pieces
20 g ginger
20 g coriander, optional

  • Boil the noodles as per packet instructions.

  • Make up the lemon juice to ½ cup with some water, if need be.

  • Blend this with the cornflour until smooth.

  • Stir in the chicken stock (you can use bought stock if you prefer), soy sauce and sugar.

  • Add the lemon zest and chilli flakes, and set aside.

  • Heat a wok over high heat, and dry fry the cashews, stirring, for about a minute or 2, until they are starting to brown. Be careful as they will burn easily. Set aside.
  • Turn off heat when cashews just start to go brown

  • Add the oil to the wok and add the shallots and garlic and fry for about 3 - 5 minutes.

  • Add the chicken pieces and stir fry for about 2 minutes or until the chicken is almost cooked through.

  • Pour in the made up lemon sauce.

  • Add the broccoli pieces and the ginger.

  • Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 3 minutes or until the broccoli is just starting to go soft - it is still supposed to be crunchy however.

  • Drain the noodles and add them to the wok.

  • Mix the noodles in with the rest of the ingredients, and simmer for about 3 - 5 minutes.

  • If using, put the coriander on top, and add the cashews.

  • Serve.

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