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    The universally loved crispy chicken — from Austrian schnitzel to Korean fried chicken to the westernized lemon chicken that you’d get at your local Chinese restaurants — is found in multiple corners of the world, and is therefore served on many tables. That lemon chicken is the inspiration for this dish, where a sweet lemony sauce coats crispy fried chicken pieces. This Middle Eastern version uses a cheater’s preserved lemon paste and plenty of fresh lemon to brighten it up. You’ll make a little more preserved lemon paste than you need; use it for salad dressing, toss it with roasted vegetables, or swirl it into soups. Serve this dish with some lightly cooked greens and plain white rice.

    Ingredients

    • 2 medium egg whites (About 2 ounces/60 grams) (save the yolks for another use)
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (cornflour)
    • Salt and black pepper
    • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • 1/3 cup/80 milliliters neutral oil, such as sunflower oil
    • 1 spring onion, trimmed and finely sliced at an angle
    • 1 tablespoon (about 5 grams) roughly chopped cilantro (coriander) leaves
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 to 2 lemons)
    • 1 large unwaxed (or well-scrubbed) lemon (about 4 ounces/150 grams), ends trimmed and discarded, then cut into 1/4-inch / 1/2-centimeter-thick rounds, seeds (pips) removed
    • 1/4 cup/60 milliliters lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
    • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt
    • 3 cups/700 milliliters chicken stock
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons/25 grams unsalted butter
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
    • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar (caster sugar), or granulated sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted and roughly crushed in a mortar and pestle
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch (cornflour)

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    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
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    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
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    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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