Chinese Lemon Chicken

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Ingredients:

1) 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

2) 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

3) 2 teaspoons soy sauce

4) 1/2 teaspoon dry sherry

5) 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

6) 4 boneless chicken breast halves, flattened to 1/2-inch

7) 1 tablespoon cornstarch

8) 1 tablespoon sugar

9) 2 tablespoons ketchup

10) 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

11) 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

12) 1/2 teaspoon salt

13) 1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 Tbsp water

14) 2 ounces snow peas

15) 2/3 cup bamboo shoot, thinly sliced

16) 1/2 cup water chestnut, thinly sliced

Method:
1. For marinade, combine 1 Tbsp of the oil, the soy sauce, sherry and pepper in a small bowl.
2. Place chicken in a shallow dish.
3. Rub marinade over chicken.
4. Coat lightly with cornstarch.
5. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
6. For lemon sauce, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, ketchup, lemon juice, 1 tsp oil, salt, and 3/4 c water.
7. Bring to a boil, stirring occaisionally.
8. Add dissovled cornstarch and stir until slightly thickened, Keep warm.
9. In a wok or large frying pan, heat remaining oil.
10. Add chicken stir-fry over medium-high heat until golden brown on each side, about 8 minutes.
11. Remove with tongs and cut into 3/4″” wide strips.
12. Set aside and cover with foil to keep warm.
13. Add snow peas, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts to work and stir-fry 2 minutes transfer to heated serving plattter.
14. Top with chicken and spoon lemon sauce over all.

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