Sticky lemon chicken

Sticky lemon chicken

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Cooking time

Cook: 40 mins - 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A quick-to-make recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
250
protein
31g
carbs
4g
fat
13g
saturates
3g
fibre
0g
sugar
3g
salt
0.23g

Ingredients

  • 4 part-boned chicken breasts, skin on
  • grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • new potato and green salad, to serve

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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

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

stormyraincloud's picture
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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
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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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