Lemon Chicken – Gluten Free

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If you love authentic Chinese lemon chicken, you will love this recipe. This is a gluten free version without the deep-frying or processed sugar, making it a healthier option. To serve just add some steamed rice or steamed veggies, or serve as an appetizer.


  • 2 large organic chicken breasts, cut into approximately 2-inch strips
  • 1 organic egg or egg substitude
  • 2 tbsp. gluten free tamari sauce
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tsp. organic agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup gluten free chicken stock
  • 1 lemon (thinly sliced + zest)
  • ½ cup gluten free cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • Instructions

  • Whisk together egg, tamari sauce, 1 tsp. Agave nectar, sesame oil and 1 tsp. lemon zest, then add chicken and marinade in the fridge for 1 hour
  • In a small sauce pan add lemon juice, chicken stock, 1/3 cup agave nectar, 1 tbsp. lemon zest, and lemon slices.
  • Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Taste the sauce and adjust for sweetens for your preference by adding some more agave nectar.
  • Whisk together 2 tsp. cornstarch and 1 tbsp. water or chicken stock, then add to lemon sauce and cook until sauce thickens. If the sauce is too thick, add some more chicken stock. Set sauce aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Mix balance of cornstarch and salt in a bowl and one piece at a time slightly dust the chicken. Place chicken on parchment paper until ready to cook.
  • Preheat olive oil and flash fry the chicken, about 1 minute on each side, then transfer to a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. (do not over bake, or the chicken will be dry)
  • Pour lemon sauce over the chicken and bake one more minute, just enough to reheat the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!

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