Citrus Chicken

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Citrus Chicken

Alternative names 柑橘鸡
Pinyin gān jú jī
Type Stewed
Course main course
Place of origin China
Region or state Chongqing
Associated national cuisine China
Created by Chinese
Invented Chinese
Serving temperature >100℃
Main ingredients Chicken
Ingredients generally used Citrus, sugar
Similar dishes Unknown
Cook Time 45 mins


Citrus chicken (Simplified Chinese: 柑橘鸡; Traditional Chinese: 柑橘雞; Pinyin: gān jú jī;) is cooked with chicken that are raised in citrus garden from neonatal to finished period. The chickens eat grass seed, find small worm to eat, anchor in branches of tree, release nature instincts and enjoy nature.

Citrus Chicken

The chickens eat vegetables and cereals as main food, and commercial feed will be never fed to them. In addition, the chicken exercises in the garden every day which brings up the good quality of “Citrus chicken”. No matter how it is cooked, stews soup, stir-fry, and cold and dressed with sauce, it retains fragrance in your mouth, lingers aftertaste and will never feel bored with it.


Sweet and sour, Chicken tender and smooth.


The chicken is pickled with citrus juice, and added with lemon, rosemary, pepper and nutmeg. It has an unique flavor. It is more tasty due to the cooking process of stewed well slowly and softens meat.

Citrus Chicken Characteristics

In Chinese(Pronunciation)

Simplified Chinese: 柑橘鸡;

Traditional Chinese: 柑橘雞;

Pinyin: gān jú jī;



Calories (kcal) 51.00(Per 100 grams)

Carbohydrate (g) > 11.90(Per 100 grams)

Fat (g)>0.20(Per 100 grams)

Protein (g) >0.70(Per 100 grams)

Cellulose (g) > 0.40(Per 100 grams)


Calories (kcal) 167.00(Per 100 grams)

Carbohydrate (g) > 1.30(Per 100 grams)

Fat (g) > 9.40(Per 100 grams)

Protein (g) > 19.30(Per 100 grams)


Citrus chicken (Gan Ju Ji) is estimated to be 215 kcal per 100 grams of calories.


Zhong County in Chongqing is named as “Chinese citrus city”. Feeding chickens under citrus forest is a breeding model of a combination of cultivation and feeding, which is a full utilization of space and weed and the other resources in orchard and woodland, and saves land and diet sources, and realizes the superposition of fruit tree economy and breeding economy and maximizes the benefit.

Citrus Chicken Origin


1 kg of chicken meat

200 ml of Citrus juice

100 ml of lemon juice

One branch of rosemary

One citrus

One lemon

One baby onion

250 grams of vegetable soup

Black pepper (based on taste and eating habit)

Chili powder (based on taste and eating habit)

Nutmeg (based on taste and eating habit)

50 grams of sugar

Salt (based on taste and eating habit)[1]


Step 1

Cut chicken into large size nuggets.

Step 2

Put chicken in a big container and add smashed rosemary and black pepper in.

Step 3

Add chili powder.

Citrus Chicken Recipe Step 1-3

Step 4

Grounded nutmeg.

Step 5

Add salt

Step 6

Squeeze lemon and citrus.

Citrus Chicken Recipe Step 4-6

Step 7

Obtain 200 ml citrus juice and 100 ml lemon juice by filtering mashed lemon and citrus

Step 8

Pour the juice in chicken nuggets

Step 9

Cut one lemon and one citrus into slices and add seasoning condiments

Citrus Chicken Recipe Step 7-9

Step 10

Place lemon slices and citrus slices on chicken nuggets and covered with fresh keeping film, and pickled for 12 hours.

Step 11

Smash the baby onion

Step 12

Pour oil in a big pot and stir-fry with smashed baby onion

Citrus Chicken Recipe Step 10-12

Step 13

Take out chicken

Step 14

Place in the big pot and pour in lemon and citrus juice pickled in the container with chicken in

Step 15

Pour vegetable soup in

Citrus Chicken Recipe Step 13-15

Step 16

Cover with lid and simmer for 2 hours

Step 17

At the same time, add a little lemon and citrus juice in a non-stick cookware and dissolve the sugar.

Step 18

Put in lemon and citrus slices

Citrus Chicken Recipe Step 16-18

Step 19

Pour lemon and citrus juice in

Step 20

Stir-fry to caramelize for 5-6 minutes

Step 21

If caramelization dries too quickly, add a little bit water

Citrus Chicken Recipe Step 19-21

Step 22

Turn off the fire when caramelizing

Step 23

Serve using a basin after the chicken is well stewed.

Step 24

Finally adorn with lemon and citrus slices.

Citrus Chicken Recipe Step 22-24

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