Sticky lemon chicken

Sticky lemon chicken

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(7 ratings)

Cook: 40 mins - 50 mins


Serves 4
A quick-to-make recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal250
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 4 part-boned chicken breasts, skin on



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

  • grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon



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

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • new potato and green salad, to serve
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 170C/conventional 190C/gas 5. Put the chicken breasts, skin-side up, in one layer in a shallow ovenproof dish or tin. Put all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and warm through in the microwave or a small pan for 1 minute, then stir to mix everything together and pour over the chicken.

  2. Slide the dish into the oven and roast the chicken for 30-40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes or so. The juices will gradually thicken and give the chicken a shiny coating at the end. Leave the chicken to stand for 5 minutes before serving with new potatoes and a green salad.

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Comments (13)

Curlyboo23's picture

Made this tonight for tea and it was delicious. Served with courgette and cherry tomato couscous, would definitely make again

jul34es's picture

Just had this for tea and it was very tasty and easy to make

bojetta's picture

Important to baste every ten minutes to get the skin to carmelise without the meat drying out - easy recipe - I doubled the quantities and used half the chicken for a picnic the next day - equally delicious cold

picky118's picture

Love this recipe. To save the chicken or suace from burning - add in a glass of white wine to the mixture after it comes out the microwave. Makes it loads more moist and increases the volume of sauce. Not as sticky but really nice!!

hlnharrison's picture

This is one of the first "Good Food" recipes I made when I first became a subscriber in 2003. I have made this so many times. It is suitable for family meals yet special enough for informal meals with friends. It is so easy and works well every time.

vrog's picture

I really wanted to love this, but chicken was dry and cooking juices burnt

beetlebug190683's picture

This was great. I was a bit scared at first, because I'm not the biggest honey fan.
Whilst it was cooking in the oven, there was a really strong smell of honey, but once it was on the plate it blended in great and wasn't over-powering. I added two lemons, some peppers and corainder to boost it a bit. It was a really nice, light meal.
Will be ideal in the summer with some salad! Mmmm.

mrsnoonoo's picture

Really lovely taste. Will become a regular event. I only used 1/2 of the lemon juice but all of the lemon zest and found the lemon just right.

sigridverbert's picture

btw, I forgot to tell that I used 2 small biological lemons and I also added 1 tbsl dark soy sauce. :-)

sigridverbert's picture

Really easy, fast and unbelievebly yummy! Great recipe for a different after work meal! Thanks!

stormyraincloud's picture

My daughter said it didn't taste very lemony, so will probably try more lemons next time, but it was very nice.

gerryb's picture

Delicious! Chicken stays moist and has a lovely sticky coating. It is a favourite family supper. One of my favorites too as it is so quick and easy.

shelagh1954's picture

I have made this several times and the family all enjoy it. You do need to be careful to check the oven regularly because it will quickly burn. A nice easy dish.

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