1/4 Photos of Mandarin Chicken
This is very similar to the Mandarin chicken served in the malls, except I use white meat chicken. Boneless chicken thighs are what the restaurant uses. It's quick, easy and delicious. Sometimes I'll make this, then a quick trip to the local Chinese take-out for vegetable lo mein and eggrolls for a cheap, tasty Chinese meal that's almost homemade. You'll be amazed at how authentic this tastes! *Note: I have adjusted the amount of sugar to reflect comments written in reviews. If you like it sweet, use the full 2/3 cup.
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- 1 whole boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 4 equal pieces (1lb)
- vegetable oil cooking spray
- 2/3 cup sugar (or less, according to taste)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1Spray chicken breasts with vegetable oil spray.
- 2Grill chicken breasts 4-6 minutes per side or until done (chicken should be brown in spots).
- 3Chop chicken into bite size pieces, set aside.
- 4Combine sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, oil, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan.
- 5Heat over medium until sugar is dissolved, stirring often.
- 6Bring to boil.
- 7Combine cornstarch and water.
- 8Add to sauce pan, stirring often.
- 9Reduce heat and simmer 4-6 minutes or until sauce thickens.
- 10Pour chicken into a large frying pan over medium heat.
- 11Heat until chicken sizzles, then reduce heat and pour sauce over the chicken.
- 12Heat through.
- 13Serve over white rice.
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Nutritional Facts for Mandarin Chicken
Serving Size: 1 (160 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 248.9
- Calories from Fat 44
- Total Fat 4.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.7 g
- Cholesterol 37.7 mg
- Sodium 1075.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 37.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
- Sugars 33.6 g
- Protein 14.4 g