Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders: A wonderful Asian twist on your favorite chicken nuggets, dipped in the most delicious layers of lemon.
Remember the chicken tenders you had when you were a kid? Thick, crispy chicken strips you’ll dip in tomato sauce? Well, that’s pretty similar to that, but it’s a million times better.
Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders
Asian lemon chicken is a world favorite and is loved by many for the flavors and textures you get in every bite. Whether it’s a spicy lemon sauce or crispy chicken breasts, good food is hard to come by. That is why having your own recipe is as important as having a menu in your kitchen.
Our recipe differs in that you will use chicken nuggets to obtain a great result.
How to make an Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders mix
Mixing is so easy! You will beat an egg with soy sauce and Chinese Shaoxing wine. You can use sherry or white vinegar as alternatives if you can’t find this particular wine at the grocery store. Cut the chicken pieces into 2.5 cm long pieces and put them well in the mixture.
Let sit for 20-30 minutes for a deeper flavor (time permitting), or 5 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.
How to make Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders
Once the chicken is seasoned, pour the chicken and marinade into the cornstarch. Coat the chicken pieces evenly, massaging the cornstarch around the chicken.
Fry in batches, being careful not to fill the pan or wok until golden brown, crisp, and cooked through.
How about the lemon sauce For Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders?
Wipe the skillet (or work) with a paper towel to remove any crumbs that may burn while you make the sauce. Add a little oil to the pan to fry the garlic and ginger until they smell fragrant (about 30 seconds), then pour in the broth, soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar, honey, and a pinch of salt.
You will notice that the sauce starts to thicken wonderfully from the honey, but you want it to be a little thicker (similar to runny honey). This is where the cornstarch slurry comes in handy and turns the sauce into a delicious frosting. Put the chicken in the lemon sauce and coat it evenly.
There is no tomato sauce involved. Instead, these kids digest into the bittersweet lime layers – the glass is so good you want to drink it.
Now, these chicken slices contain flour, flour, bread, butter. You can use thin slices of chicken breast or pre-cut pieces of chicken. Either one works surprisingly well.
From there, you will fry these bad boys until they turn golden. While this is happening you can go ahead and let this polish boil and become smooth and thick.
INGREDIENTS Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders:
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
For a glass of lemon
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
DIRECTIONS For Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders:
- To make the frosting, combine the honey, soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, pepper, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 10-12 minutes.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
- Work one by one, dip the chicken in flour, dip in yogurt, dip in flour again and press to coat.
- Served in batches, add chicken to skillet, 3 or 4 at a time, and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel.
- Serve immediately, drizzled with lemon.