I cannot take the credit for making this delicious dish…but I can proudly say that I did help myself to seconds :). My mom actually made this and she got it from a cookbook called Eat More of What You Love. That title says it all really, why wouldn’t this be the best cookbook ever?? Just kidding, I know there’s a lot of reasons why it wouldn’t be :/. There’s not much to say about it besides you better make it! I promise you’ll love it.
Sticky Lemon Chicken
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup granulated no-calorie sweetener (white sugar)
1 T honey
1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 T soy sauce (liquid aminos)
1/2 t grated ginger
1 T cornstarch
8 boneless thighs
2 T all purpose flour
2 t canola oil (coconut oil)
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
3 sliced green onions
1. To make sauce, whisk together the first 7 ingredients in a small saucepan. Place pan over low heat and simmer until clear and slightly thickened. Remove and set aside.
2. Place chicken and flour in bag and shake to coat.
3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until well browned on both sides, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
4. Reduce heat to medium low. Sprinkle most of the green onions (save some for garnish) over the chicken. Add the sauce and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until the chicken is just about cooked through and the sauce has thickened. Add the lemon slices to the sauce and cook for 2 more minutes. Sprinkle with remaining green onions and garnish with additional fresh lemon slices, if desired.
**Highlighted green in ingredients is what we used but you can choose to use what it originally called for.