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Lemon Chicken Stir-fry

We love this chicken stir fry and the sauce has a surprising ingredient. Pair it up with cooked rice or noodles and you have yourself a quick and wonderful meal.
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 cup of red peppers, cut in strips
  • 1 small package lemon jelly powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Asian Sesame Dressing
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  1. Heat oil in a large pan on medium high heat. Add the chicken strips and cook until thoroughly cooked, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add sugar snap peas and peppers, stir and cook for 2 minutes or until preferred tenderness.
  3. Whisk together jelly powder, cornstarch, water, dressing, garlic and salt until jelly powder is dissolved.
  4. Add to pan with the chicken, peas, and peppers and cook till sauce thickens. Stir in mango chunks. 
  5. Serve hot on cooked rice or noodles. 
  6. Yield: 4 to 5 servings  


  1. Yummy....this will be for supper today!
    Thank you

  2. Great recipe and picture. I love stir fries and this is def. a recipe that will be made..Thanks for sharing.

  3. This was amazing! I was lucky enough to sample this amazing dish! Thanks Mom! :)

  4. OHGOODGAWSH grandma this was AMAZING. LOVE YOUR FOOD. You are amazing! lovelove

  5. Sounds delicious! Is lemon jelly powder the same as lemon JELLO powder?

  6. Elaine..yes it is the same, you can use your favorite brand.

  7. yes, poor me gawking at Alison and Kaila as they were sampling there mother's goods...and I just yearning from across the table for just even a lick....smirk....
    listening to all their yums and oooo's and their lips smacking....giggle.

    I like the added lemon jello Betty, I don't remember ever seeing that in a recipe before.....

    ps...just so you all don't think that Betty was starving me, oh no....we had just finished a fantastic fasba.....Betty is just one of the best!

  8. This recipe looks fantastic, Betty. And the picture is amazing!

  9. This sounds wonderful and the photo has me drooling!

  10. Yummy....this was supper tonight, I added some asparagus.

  11. Oh keep coming up with wonderful recipes. I would have made this tonight, but cabbage rolls were already in the oven. Soon!

  12. This looks amazing. I love your blog ~ so inspirational and uplifting. I have tried some of your recipes and love everyone of them! When I'm looking for something to make I always come to you first!! Thanks so much for all you do!!
    Bless You,

  13. Smiles, you know I'd have to add onion! Irresistible as is :)

  14. Thank you so much for this recipe!
    I make it frequently, and I have all my friends making it too!

  15. I make this almost exactly the same way but i use Italian dressing instead of the sesame orange and Oriental mix stir fry veggies in stead of snap peas and peppers-the Oriental mix has all of these plus a few more.For diet reasons i use the sugar free jell-o- I have also done this using beef but i use orange jell-o for that one. They are both good.

  16. Great post! It looks interesting to cook! I will try this recipe for our dinner next week. Anyway, I know a site about stir fry recipes, you can read and view them Here!


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