Succulent honey & lemon chicken

Succulent honey & lemon chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This succulent chicken one pot makes for a quick, no-fuss supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
647
protein
39g
carbs
47g
fat
35g
saturates
14g
fibre
3g
sugar
12g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 3 juicy lemons
  • 50g butter
  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • leaves from 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 8 chicken pieces, such as thighs and drumsticks, with skin
  • 750g potatoes, peeled and cut into smallish chunks
  • green salad, to serve

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6/fan180C. Squeeze the juice from 2 lemons into a small pan and heat with the butter, honey, rosemary, garlic and salt and pepper, until the butter melts and it smells fragrant.
  2. Lay the chicken in a roasting tin – don’t pile it up or it won’t cook so well. Add the potatoes and drizzle with lemon butter to coat evenly. Cut the third lemon into 8 wedges and tuck them in. (Can be made up to 2 hours ahead up to this point.)
  3. Roast for 50 minutes - 1 hour until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are crisp and golden. Serve with a green salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2002

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Bizz's picture

I'm a very average cook. This was easy and delicious. Will make it again.

sharangoose's picture

I was disappointed in this dish. As per other comments I parboiled the potatoes first to help them along. The chicken skin burned very quickly. I ended up turning the chicken skin side down. Even after 1 hours 20 mins the potatoes were still not soft, ok but not soft. Used the tip of using gravy separator to remove the chicken fat, great idea because there was a lot of it. Would not do this again.

jul34es's picture
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just had this for tea and it tasted great,so easy to do and everything ready at the same time.

shobbers1's picture
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Really loved this, makes a tasty family meal without a lot prep or time spent in the kitchen - have used a couple of times already

gillybee82's picture

I wonder whether you could use one of those roasting bags for this recipe? Obviously the potatoes would have to be cooked seperately. Just an idea.

bette1946's picture

I did this with roast potatoes and roasted mediterranean vegetables for a winter Sunday lunch and it was delicious!

lexy231282's picture
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Made this recipe a number of times, always comes out tasting fantastic. Best lemon chicken dish I've ever had. A firm week night favourite as it is so easy to throw together after work. I would recommend par-boiling the potatoes for about 10mins first though, just to make sure they are cooked through.

eclecticeater's picture
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oh and forgot to mention I put the chicken on broil for 5 minutes and flipped it once to make it nice and crispy!

Delicious!

eclecticeater's picture
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This is my dream recipy!!! It was super easy to make, tasted DELICIOUS and was a hit with the whole family. My husband loved it and that is extremely rare because he is the pickiest eater you can find!

I used margarine instead of butter and used 2 big fat cloves of garlic and it was soooo good. witha crunchy celery salad on the side....mmmmmm...yum!

Thank you so much for this wonderful recipy!

jenna18's picture

so easy to make, but can burn quite easily if not watched!

hugonelly89's picture

I halved this recipe and 10 mins before the end I poured the liquid into a gravy separator and put the liquid minus the fat back over the chicken and potatoes. This was a good move and the dish was an outstanding success, really delicious and my hard to please partner said it was one of the best dinners I have ever made!

phaniejm's picture
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I love this recipe; it's one we make all the time. I usually add a roughly chopped carrot to the pan with the potatoes and serve with green beans. I once multiplied the recipe to cook for a group of around 20 people, and it came out great! It's always tender and it has a nice rustic presentation. Good cold the next day, too!

ingelaino's picture

Can I replace the rosemary with thyme? What do you think?

sarahzoehills's picture
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So yummy and we love the tangy pots

mk1984's picture

Quick and easy recipe, WILL definitely do it again :-)

caroline1010_3's picture

I love this recipe and have probably made it about 12 times, it's just so easy to do and I've made it for guests who also thought it was delicious. If you cram it all together too much you won't get a thick sticky sauce, just a runny one. I don't find it lemony as I love lemons! I always use new potatoes for this dish as well.

lemontart50's picture

I cook this often. Everybody loves it and thinks it is really complicated when it is actually really easy. Its a brilliant one-pot stand-by.

irelandjj's picture

Tried thyme - it was lovely. Great recipe, quick, easy and tasty

irelandjj's picture

Would thyme be a good substitute for the rosemary?

annie2817's picture

The chicken was wonderful, but the potatoes were a little on the lemony side. Found I had to pour some of the liquid away as it looked too much. Darren and I enjoyed it though and the crispy green salad went well with it. Will probably do it again.

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