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Lemon chicken (Chinese: 檸檬雞; Mandarin Pinyin: níng méng jī; Jyutping: ning4 mung1 gai1) is the name of several dishes found in cuisines around the world (but rarely in China) which include chicken and lemon.
In Canadian Chinese cuisine it usually consists of pieces of chicken meat that are sautéed or deep-fried and coated with a thick, sweet lemon-flavored sauce. The Chinese restaurant of the Panda Hotel in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, used to serve its version of Lemon Chicken with the chicken pieces coated in batter, then rolled in almond slivers and deep-fried, and served with the lemon-glaze sauce.
A version of lemon chicken popular in Australasia involves coating the chicken in batter, frying it, and then covering with a lemon sauce.
A completely unrelated dish from Italy is also called "lemon chicken" (pollo al limone). In this dish, a whole chicken is roasted with white wine, fresh lemon juice, fresh thyme and mirepoix. In Spain, lemon chicken is similar to the Italian version is called Pollo al Romero con Limón y Piñones and is a whole lemon chicken with lemon sauce, pine nuts, rosemary and ham sauteéd together.
- "西檸煎軟雞(Chinese)". lifestyle.etnet.com.hk. Retrieved 6 November 2012.