Sticky lemon chicken

Sticky lemon chicken

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This tasty, low-fat lemon chicken recipe has a Mediterranean feel and just four ingredients- chicken, lemon, thyme and honey

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal193
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.83g
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  • 4 chicken breast fillets with skin, about 150g/5oz each



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 1 large lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves or a generous sprinkling of dried


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1½ tbsp clear honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…


  1. Preheat the grill to high and lightly oil a shallow heatproof dish. Put the chicken in the dish, skin side down, and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 5 minutes. While the chicken is grilling, cut four thin slices from the lemon.

  2. Turn the chicken fillets over and put a slice of lemon on top of each one. Sprinkle over the thyme and a little more seasoning, then drizzle with the honey. Squeeze over the juice from the remaining lemon and spoon round 2 tbsp water. Return to the grill for 10 minutes more, until the chicken is golden and cooked all the way through. Serve the chicken and the sticky juices with rice or potatoes and a green veg – broccoli or leeks are good.

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Comments (23)

YumYumFoods's picture

Really yummy! I lightly fried instead of bottled and it was delish!!!

rachgal62's picture

Quick and easy to cook, and absolutely delicious. I will definitely make it again.'s picture

nice but with a big breast you lose a lot of the flavour

phil71's picture

Found this too sweet for my taste

angelasutherland2011's picture

Bland, and was still raw in the middle following the cooking time / temp given here (I had my grill at its maximum temp).

tuesday4475's picture

Rub crushed garlic for a tastier dish. Simple and very quick to make!

glenyst's picture

Quick, easy, looks good and tastes good. Be careful not to overdo the water or your sticky juices are more like runny juices.

karenkeenan's picture

Found I didn't have a lemon so used an orange instead and was great.

missshinx's picture

As a student, I used to make this a lot with dried thyme which is fine! Always turn to it when I have spare chicken..

Quick and easy to make, plus no lack of flavour!

becky431's picture

delish!!! serve with broccoli and rice, super fast and yummy!

althea89's picture

For a mid week meal this was great! Even my 17 month old son enjoyed it. We served it with roasted sweet potato, squash and garlic and raw spinach and red pepper. Super Healthy!

strawberrybonbon's picture

Easy peasy, mucho tasty - try it - you'll love it :-))

chefjulielee's picture

made this the other night and my husband absolutely loved it. I must say, for me, it ws nice but the flvour was really subtle and maybe I should have put in more honey..not sure but overall it was nice and easy and I will make it again only I will probably up the dose of honey and lemon

missshinx's picture

This recipe is great, as a student I make it a lot. Dried thyme is fine, I never have any fresh! Quick and yummy.

ZozieBee's picture

Very nice and very very simple!! I put a bit more lemon in though, and roasted some red peppers in with the chicken too, which were lovely!

burleysteve's picture

Simple to make, and leftovers great in a salad for lunch next day!!

mellymoomoo's picture

nice & simple

karen0104's picture

Kids loved this - a definate after school dish

vicky9090's picture

this was really yummy :)

hayjay123's picture

very nice quick 'n easy to make thank you good food and also healthy


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