Easy Lemon Chicken

Any recipe with the word Easy in the title draws my attention.  I like to cook and try new things, and don’t mind an involved recipe now and again.  But there are nights when I barely want to cook, let alone go through a bunch of complicated steps.  The next thing that caught my eye about this particular recipe was the use of lemon curd.  I have had lemon curd on desserts in the past and really enjoyed it, but I had never thought about using it in a dinner type meal and thought it was really ingenious.

This recipe definitely came through on the easy part!  I also enjoyed the lemony flavor of the curd, though it wasn’t quite as lemony as I thought it would be.  I am not complaining though because I have made lemon dishes in the past and though they taste great it can be a bit complex at times and I loved that all the lemon flavor in this recipe came from a jar.  It’s perfect for a weeknight meal when you are pressed for time.

Easy Lemon Chicken

Serves : 4-5

Ingredients :

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 jar of lemon curd
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup (approx) flour
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Directions :

  1. Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces and coat each piece with flour.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan or wok and stir fry the chicken until it’s browned.  Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  3. Add the second tablespoon of olive oil to the pan along with the ginger, garlic and diced white section from the green onion.  Stir fry until the onion is softened.  Turn the heat down to about medium and add the chicken broth slowly and stir constantly.  Gradually add the lemon curd one spoon at a time, stirring frequently until it’s combined and the liquid is now slightly thick, but smooth.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan along with a pinch of salt and pepper, lemon zest and the greens from the onion.  Turn the heat down to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Recipe from Create-Celebrate-Explore

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