Ginger Lemon Pork & Chicken

"This is a combination of 2 recipes from the Australian Women's Weekly Chinese Cooking Class Cookbook which I have had since the 70's and is well used. Time to make doesn't include marinade time - I was cutting up vegetables for stir fry vegetables during this time, which were cooked up first and kept warm in the oven. The rice was cooking while cooking the chicken and pork - the whole meal was on the table within the hour. Also please feel free to use all chicken or all pork."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (338.1 g)
  • Calories 717
  • Total Fat - 23.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 133.8 mg
  • Sodium - 505.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 76.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.8 g
  • Sugars - 11.9 g
  • Protein - 54.8 g
  • Calcium - 56.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Cut pork and chicken into strips.

Step 2

Have 2 bowls ready and put half the cornflour, peanut oil and soy sauce in each bowl and mix well, place chicken strips in one and pork strips in the other, leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Peel and finely slice green ginger and mix with the balsamic vinegar and sugar and let marinate.

Step 4

Mix grated ginger, mix with lemon juice, stock, honey and sugar in a jug. Mix cornflour and extra water together.

Step 5

Put 2 tablespoons of oil in hot wok and stir fry pork (this will need to be done in 2 or 3 batches), once cooked put to one side and keep warm).

Step 6

Put the other 2 tablespoons of oil in hot wok and stir fry chicken (this will need to be done in 2 or 3 batches), once cooked put together with the pork and keep warm.

Step 7

With the wok on a medium heat put in the lemon sauce, sliced ginger and the balsamic vinegar mix. Combine cornflour and extra water together and stir into the lemon sauce and bring to the boil and let thicken.

Step 8

Stir in cooked pork and chicken and let warm through.

Step 9

Garnish with spring onion.

Step 10

Serve with rice and stir fry vegetables.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Karen E

Done exactly as recipe, including seperate marination, cooking, etc, this was delicious and to be honest, very simple!!! It was a little citrusy, but since I generaly have a heavy hand with lemon juice, maybe I threw in more than was needed!!! Since I love citrus, certainly didnt worry me, just noticed it. I made 2/3 of the recipe which gave us a great dinner and plenty for DHs lunch (maybe more than 1 lunch). Lovely recipe, thanks for sharing, Pat!! made for Consideration Tag game

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(29 Sep 2014)