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
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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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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.

wakeup2nwo's picture

I used lemon juice only from 2 lemons and wish i had read the comments first as pots were way to lemony! (And im a big lemon fan!)I did take the potatoes out after 15 mins (once i had read comments!) and put in separate dish but it was too late! Chicken was really nice tho.., next time i will do potatoes in separate dish and maybe add some carrots in with the chicken.

sw3205's picture

A very yummy meal. Hardly any effort which makes it all the more enjoyable. I cooked half portions so only used 1 lemon which was more than enough flavour.

willow1's picture
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Cooked this and it was delicious. I strongly agree with others here that the potatoes were a bit too lemony, so i will cook them in a separate pan next time.

I served this with cousous which soacked up some of the chickeny, lemony juice at the bottom of the pan. Yum!

vaharuka's picture
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Very nice, easy and tasty recipe.
Could anyone tell me, can you do this with boneless chicken, like breasts? It would be more convenient with children, but I wonder if chicken gets too dry before potatoes are done...

lor1982's picture
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Some carrots in this dish go down a treat too

crazycanuck's picture
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Made this last night and it was wonderful! Really easy to make and the flavours were great. Everyone agreed that this would be a new family favourite. The only thing I changed was to use a compound butter I had that needed using up (lemon juice, tarragon and shallots). It simply enhanced the flavours even more. Try it, it's easy and economical.

cookpauline's picture
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Delicious - however like others before me I would add more honey and probably extra garlic. Also, I threw in some thickening granules at the end. Making it this weekend for when the family visit! It's quick and easy.

cookpauline's picture
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Although the smell coming from the oven was wonderful, this did not carry through to the dish when eaten. Too lemony - I would add more honey next time together with some parsnip. Otherwise a winner.

jojosmiles's picture

This is a lovely recipe for chicken, moist, succulent and lemony!! Like some of the other testers on here I would roast my potatoes seperately because mine didn't crisp up even though I followed the recipe to the letter! On saying that - although they were very soft - they were also very tasty!!

juliebahrain's picture
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Went down a treat!

travelbunny's picture
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The flavours were delicious but as I substituted Quorn fillets instead of chicken, the juices weren't quite enough so halfway through cooking time I had to add some vegetable stock. I already have a fab recipe for lemon chicken which I think I prefer on the whole - but it's always great to try new things! Works well with oregano if you don't have rosemary to hand.

didee48's picture

Lovely recipe, quick and easy. Will definitely make again.

danialabbanedlebi's picture
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EASY to make & delicious dish!! I made this for dinner last night and everyone loved it, including my kids (ages 14,8,6). We all had seconds. Although, next time I would pre-cook (boil or fry) the potatoes before adding to the pan as they were still crunchy, even after baking for over an hour. Also, I would increase the honey & decrease the lemon juice to make chicken a bit more ''sticky''.

danialabbanedlebi's picture
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SUPER taste & super easy!! I cooked this for my children and they LOVED it. Even my 6 year old had seconds. It's a great recipe, although next time I will slightly fry or boil the potatoes before placing in oven with the chicken as they were still a bit crunchy when teh chicken was done.

carol-sanders's picture

I tend to part cook the potatoes first and then add the lemon butter to the drained potatoes and leave it them to sit for a couple of hours before I am ready to put in the oven. Then add them to the chicken. We like the potatoes lemony and I then add a belazu lemon(preserved lemon) to them during cooking.

patricksmith's picture
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Really zesty and fresh. A great balance with the Rosemary. And so easy.

placebo_effect's picture
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My verdict was absolutely delicious, and perfect with some of our home-grown rocket on the side, and a bit of cucumber. I didn't find the potatoes too lemony as others did, probably because I love lemon! I also added courgettes at the beginning to roast with the potatoes and chicken and I think this was a nice addition.

choccieclaire's picture
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I only used 2 lemons and felt that it was lemony enough! Really enjoyed this. I would maybe marinade the chicken for an hour or so before hand. Was lovely for a tasty change. Def will b doin this one again.

tonmilbil's picture

To be honest I expected this to be better than it was. I found the chicken was slightly dry inside and the potatoes although tasty were definately not crispy
The sauce towards the end got a bit sticky and blackish.

It was ok but dont think I would try again

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