Chinese Lemon Chicken and Rice from Let's Dish

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Too busy to cook but love serving home cooked meals to your hungry family? Check out Let's Dish, a company celebrating 10 years in the business.

According to Darcy Olson, the founder of Let's Dish, it's not fast food; it's homemade food prepared efficiently by customers - or ready to pickup and take home.

Darcy stopped by KARE 11 News @4 to talk about their success and to share a very easy recipe.

Let's Dish!® Chinese Lemon Chicken with Jeweled Rice


2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

12 2 oz chicken tenders

3 eggs

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup sugar

1 cup chicken broth

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1 lemon

1 cup white or brown rice

1 Tbsp chicken base

1 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp minced ginger

1/3 cup diced carrot

1/3 cup peas

1/4 cup diced green onion


Toss the chicken tenders with the soy sauce.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1/4 cup cornstarch, baking soda, black pepper and salt.

Preheat 1/4 cup of oil in an extra-large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture and add to the hot pan. Cook 6-8 minutes per side or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.


In a medium sauce pan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the rice, garlic powder, ginger, carrot peas and green onion. Return to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.


In a small sauce pan add the sugar, chicken broth, 2 Tbsp cornstarch, the zest from the lemon and the juice from the lemon. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly for 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

TO SERVE: Drizzle the lemon sauce over the chicken and serve alongside the rice.

Let's Dish! is located in Apple Valley, Blaine, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove and Woodbury.

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