Sticky lemon chicken

Sticky lemon chicken

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast fillets with skin, about 150g/5oz each
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

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

  • 1 large lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    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

    Thyme

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

  • 1½ tbsp clear honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

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

Method

  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)

provene's picture
3

Bit bland, but quick and easy

zippy27's picture
5

This was so quick and easy to make. We served it with sweet potato & garlic mash and curly kale.

harding-hook's picture
4

I can't believe how quick and simple this was to make. Ideal mid-week dinner.

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