Sticky lemon chicken

Sticky lemon chicken

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(31 ratings)

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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YumYumFoods
21st Apr, 2014
Really yummy! I lightly fried instead of bottled and it was delish!!!
rachgal62
23rd Jan, 2014
5.05
Quick and easy to cook, and absolutely delicious. I will definitely make it again.
magzylegend@gma...
14th Dec, 2013
nice but with a big breast you lose a lot of the flavour
phil71
13th Nov, 2013
Found this too sweet for my taste
angelasutherland2011
9th Jun, 2013
Bland, and was still raw in the middle following the cooking time / temp given here (I had my grill at its maximum temp).
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tuesday4475
2nd Feb, 2013
4.05
Rub crushed garlic for a tastier dish. Simple and very quick to make!
glenyst
22nd Jan, 2013
4.05
Quick, easy, looks good and tastes good. Be careful not to overdo the water or your sticky juices are more like runny juices.
karenkeenan
12th Jul, 2012
4.05
Found I didn't have a lemon so used an orange instead and was great.
missshinx
5th Jul, 2012
4.05
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
25th May, 2012
5.05
delish!!! serve with broccoli and rice, super fast and yummy!

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