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  • Lemon Chicken with Bok Choy

  • You may have heard a lot about bok choy these days, as it's not only great tasting but also great for you. It's low in calories and high in vitamins. It's a Chinese cabbage that resembles celery and has thick, white stalks and dark green leaves.
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  • You may have heard a lot about bok choy these days, as it's not only great tasting but also great for you. It's low in calories and high in vitamins. It's a Chinese cabbage that resembles celery and has thick, white stalks and dark green leaves.
    It's available in most of the larger supermarkets and local Asian food shops. The taste is mild, similar to cabbage, and can be used in a lot of recipes, either raw or in soups and stir-fries.
    When buying bok choy, choose stalks that are pure white and firm and look for dark green leaves.
    Lemon Chicken with Bok Choy
    4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless, pounded to 1/3" thickness
    3 eggs
    1/2 cup flour
    1/2 cup + 2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
    1/2 cup canola oil
    6 stalks bok choy
    1/2 cup lemon juice (from about 3 large lemons)
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
    1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water, divided
    Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line baking sheet with paper towels.
    In shallow bowl, whisk eggs. In glass pie dish or other shallow baking dish, combine flour and 1/2 cup cornstarch. Dip chicken into beaten eggs; drain off excess. Toss chicken in flour-cornstarch mixture and coat well. Transfer chicken to plate and set aside.
    In straight-sided sauté pan, warm canola oil. Add chicken to pan, in batches if necessary, and fry until golden brown, crispy and cooked through, about 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet; place in warmed oven.
    Prepare bok choy by steaming over boiling water about 3 to 4 minutes.
    Make lemon sauce by combining in small saucepan lemon juice, vinegar, sugar and 1/4 cup water. Place over low heat and cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 to 2 minutes. In small bowl, whisk together 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water. Whisk cornstarch mixture into the sauce; cook until sauce boils and thickens about 2 to 3 minutes.
    In large fry pan over medium heat, warm lemon sauce. Add chicken; turn to coat lightly with the sauce. Transfer chicken to cutting board and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
    Place bok choy stalks on platter. Place chicken pieces on top of bok choy; drizzle remaining sauce over chicken.
    Serves 4
    From the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen
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