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Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Lemon Chicken Stir-FryThis colorful stir-fry dish has 26% fewer calories than traditional Asian lemon chicken recipes. Serve over rice for a satisfying entrée.

Recipe Ingredients:

Lemon Sauce:
1/2 cup vegetable stock or water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons apple juice or dry sherry
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1 chicken-flavored bouillon cube, crushed or 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules

Chicken and Vegetables:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 cups cut-up fresh vegetables such as green onions, fresh mushrooms, carrots, red pepper, broccoli florets, snow peas and celery
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
Hot cooked rice (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Lemon Sauce: Combine vegetable stock, lemon juice, cornstarch, apple juice, soy sauce, chili sauce and chicken-flavored bouillon cube in small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in wok or heavy frying pan over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken and garlic until chicken is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  3. Add vegetables. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Return chicken to pan; add Lemon Sauce. Cook until sauce is thickened and bubbling. Stir in Equal®.
  5. Serve over rice, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories 243, protein 28 g, carbohydrate 12 g, fat 9 g, cholesterol 66 mg, sodium 308 mg.

Food Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.