Gluten-Free Lemon Chicken

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If you love authentic Chinese lemon chicken and are looking for a gluten-free version, you will love this recipe. This lemon chicken dish is made without deep-frying or refined sugar, making this a healthier version of lemon chicken. Serve with rice or steamed veggies. This lemon chicken makes a wonderful appetizer

Ingredients

  • 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into approximately 2-inch wide strips
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. GF tamari sauce
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar + 1 tsp., divided
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup GF chicken stock
  • 1 lemon (thinly sliced + zest)
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, or as needed
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • Instructions

  • Whisk together egg, tamari sauce, 1 teaspoon agave, sesame oil and lemon zest. Add chicken and coat with the marinade. Refrigerate for 1 hour
  • THE SAUCE
  • In a small saucepan add lemon juice, chicken stock, 1/3 cup agave, and lemon slices. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes
  • Whisk together 2 teaspoons of tapioca starch and 1 tablespoon of water. Add into the lemon sauce and cook over low heat until the slightly sauce thickens. If the sauce is too thick, add some water. Set aside
  • FOR THE CHICKEN
  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • In a bowl mix remaining tapioca starch with salt. One piece at a time, slightly dust the chicken. Place chicken on parchment paper until ready to cook.
  • Preheat olive oil over medium heat and flash fry the chicken pieces. About 1 minute per side, then transfer on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked
  • Pour lemon sauce over the chicken and bake three more minute, just long enough to reheat the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!


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