Lemon chicken

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Lemon chicken
Lemon chicken
A plate of Chinese-style lemon chicken
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsChicken
Lemon sauce
Lemon chicken
Lemon & Garlic Roasted Chicken (8733072162).jpg
Lemon and garlic roasted chicken
Traditional Chinese檸檬雞
Simplified Chinese柠檬鸡

Lemon chicken is the name of several dishes found in cuisines around the world which include chicken and lemon.[1]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

A version of lemon chicken popular in Australasia involves coating the chicken in batter, frying it and then covering with a lemon sauce.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Lemon chicken made in France usually includes Dijon mustard in the sauce and is accompanied by roasted potatoes.[citation needed]

In the UK, Chinese restaurants usually serve lemon chicken, comprising deep-fried and battered chicken strips, coated in a thick sweet-and-sour lemon sauce.

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  1. ^ "西檸煎軟雞; 西柠煎软鸡, Xī níng jiān ruǎn jī(Chinese)". lifestyle.etnet.com.hk. Retrieved 6 November 2012.

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