Amaretto Lemon Chicken

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by akcooker

Delicious and quick, but also a great dish for company. The lemon helps cut the richness of the Amaretto.

Top Review by kadiprimo

I made this because I was looked for a way to use up some sliced almonds. The recipe as is is a little too lemony for my tastes. I was tempted to serve the chicken (without rice or noodles) before I added the broth and cornstarch because the small amount of sauce made by the amaretto, lemon juice and remaining butter looked so perfect, but I'm glad I didn't because the lemon flavor would have been even more concentrated. I might try making this again using only the juice and maybe a little zest, but not the zest of a whole lemon. Good flavor combo, though. I liked the addition of curry powder in the dredging mixture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch wide strips.
  2. Mix seasonings and flour in plastic zip-loc bag; shake chicken strips in mixture to coat thoroughly.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat (or use oil) and saute chicken quickly.
  4. Reduce to medium low and add mushrooms, almonds, lemon rind and juice and Amaretto.
  5. Stir thoroughly and simmer to warm through, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir cornstarch into water, then blend with broth.
  7. Pour into chicken mixture.
  8. Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
  9. Serve over noodles or rice.

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