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Chinese Take-Out-Style Lemon Chicken

"Chinese Take-Out" Lemon Chicken is rated 4.172566371681416 out of 5 by 226.
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
20
min.
Servings

4 servings

Find out how we gave this classic Chinese Take-Out-Style Lemon Chicken its sweet and zingy lemon flavor. Try this lemon chicken entrée tonight!

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Make It

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  • Mix dry gelatin mix and cornstarch in small bowl. Add broth, dressing and garlic; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 min. or until done, stirring occasionally. Add snow peas and peppers; cook and stir 2 min.
  • Stir gelatin mixture; add to ingredients in skillet. Cook on medium heat 3 min. or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently. Serve over rice.

Shortcut

Substitute 2 pkg. (6 oz. each) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Grilled Chicken Breast for the cooked fresh chicken strips. Heat oil in skillet as directed. Add chicken, snow peas and peppers; cook 3 to 5 min. or until chicken is heated through and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Continue as directed.

Special Extra

Add 1-1/2 tsp. minced fresh gingerroot or 3/4 tsp. ground ginger along with the broth, dressing and garlic.

Substitute

Serve over hot cooked long-grain brown rice.

Servings

  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low sodium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 3 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

A great alternative to takeout, this delicious, low-calorie low-fat meal is an excellent source of vitamin C from the vegetables.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 400
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 320mg
Carbohydrate 49g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 21g
Protein 30g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this recipe! I love this recipe! I first had it when my mother in law tried something new! I was skeptic of lemon jello in it though.... I don't usually care for lemon or orange flavors with meats or fish.... I'm so glad she tired it and I was brave enough to taste it! We can't get enough of it! I add a few extras though! We love vegetables so I add water chestnuts, bean sprouts, onion, mushrooms and baby carrots...some times we add some Chinese baby corn and bok choy. I definitely add the ginger with the garlic...this meal is so good that if I don't double the recipes we don't have any leftovers!
Date published: 2009-10-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I think that this recipe is a good starting point but you definitely would want to add to it. I think that this recipe is a good starting point but you definitely would want to add to it. Basically it's just chicken stir fry . You can add or omit anything you would like. I add a few drops of sesame seed oil , soy sauce, onions, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts. It wouldn't hurt to add some lemon zest and or a tablespoon of lemon juice it you want a little more hint of lemon.. I also like this on yakisoba noodles in place of the rice once in a while. Anyway, like with all recipes you'll want to experiment and find what you and your family likes the best.,
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from After reading comments I made several changes. After reading comments I made several changes. Added salt/pepper/red pepper flakes when browning chicken. Used a bit extra garlic. Used sugar snap pea frozen stir fry mix. Added half bag of mixed peppers. Added garlic marinated mushrooms. This dish was excellent! With the extra veggies I didn't think this dish was overly sweet. Next time I may add water chestnuts and a bit more cornstarch. The frozen veggies added a bit more liquid. Also may add some lemon zest for a more authentic flavor.
Date published: 2007-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this tonight for my family and everyone loved it. I made this tonight for my family and everyone loved it. The kids will always complain about vegetable of some sort, but we got each one to eat some of each. I was a little scared of the lemon jello, but we all loved the lemon flavor! I doubled the chicken and veggies and also the sauce ingrediants since we have a large family, and it turned out great! I served with brown rice for a healthy dinner. I will definitely make again.
Date published: 2007-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I think this sauce is great as a base, but I also added coriander, ground ginger, garlic powder,... I think this sauce is great as a base, but I also added coriander, ground ginger, garlic powder, chili powder and some curry powder to give it more flavor. Also recommend marinating the chicken in some fresh lemon for 15 minutes before cooking. I couldn't imagine the flavor being that great without adding some "extras." Used some onions to saute with the chicken too. And sugar snap peas instead of snow peas.
Date published: 2007-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My family really liked this recipe. My family really liked this recipe. My 4 year old daughter even had seconds and I usually can't get her to eat anything!! I made this using a frozen bagged stir-fry vegetable mix that already had snow peas and peppers in it. That made it much easier and was cheaper to buy the frozen vegetable blend than to buy snow peas and peppers from the produce section. This recipe is a new family fav in my house! Yum-yum!!
Date published: 2008-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love "Chinese take-out" and this really foots the bill! I love "Chinese take-out" and this really foots the bill! It's easy and I know its healthy, and quick when everybody is on the run! Faster than picking up the phone, ordering take-out, going to pick it up and then get back home and serving it! A definite family favorite! The only ingredient I might not have on hand are the snow peas, but I substitute whatever I have on hand!
Date published: 2008-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I make this probably once a week, and have to stock up on Jello every time I go to the store. I make this probably once a week, and have to stock up on Jello every time I go to the store. My husband prefers orange Jello over the lemon; it's his new favorite dish. I usually dredge the chicken in flour before frying it up in a little olive oil; it adds a crisp underneath the sauce like real Chinese. My kids are still getting used to it...no surprise there!
Date published: 2008-01-08
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