Succulent honey & lemon chicken

Succulent honey & lemon chicken

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(72 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4
This succulent chicken one pot makes for a quick, no-fuss supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal647
  • fat35g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre3g
  • protein39g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 3 juicy lemons
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • leaves from 4 rosemary sprigs
    Rosemary

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 8 chicken pieces, such as thighs and drumsticks, with skin
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

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

  • 750g potatoes, peeled and cut into smallish chunks
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • green salad, to serve

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.

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Comments (87)

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

lmb3cats's picture
4

I had too much juice in the bottom of the dish, so will probably only use 2 lemons next time. Added a bit more honey halfway through! Very tasty and easy. Hubby couldn't wait for it to come out of the oven, smelt gorgeous!

mylexzenpo's picture
3

Like it, would cook again. Too much lemon for me but thats just me.

jeannette's picture
4

very tasty dish will be making it again by demand of family

kle37b's picture

This recipe was eays to make and loved by my household, do try it!!

agiily1's picture
4

Just tried this recipe, very nice whole family said would certainly have again.

limefruitgum's picture

How can it be quick if it takes an hour?

Aside from that....nyom! :-)

janehuxley's picture

I made this and added a tablespoon of dark soy into the mix to balance the sweet and sour - it was fantastic!

lynettekotze's picture
5

very delicious...i added a bit of water to the sauce tho to make sure it doesn't cook dry.

chantal's picture
5

Made this for ten people recently with drum sticks and unpeeled potatoes and it went down a treat. Both the potatoes and chicken had really good flavour, definitely not to sour as some say. Looks very impressive too.

pambuck's picture
3

The chicken was delicious but unfortunately husband and son found the potatoes too lemony.

gillianlw's picture
2

Maybe it was me but this dish was not all I'd hoped for. The chicken did not absorb the honey-lemon flavor as the coating ended up at the base of the tin. Also, when I was serving, some of the potato chunks fell into the bottom of the roasting tin which left them soaked in buttery chicken grease.

misterchef's picture
4

This was really tasty. I added an onion quartered and kept the skin on the potatoes and it was wonderful.

terjoweb's picture

I did not change the ingredients, but I did find that by the time the chicken was cooked the honey/sauce was burning. Also the potatoes were soggy. Sorry to be negative, I usually enjoy all Good Food recipes.

fadi_bader's picture

I’ll try this recipe , it seemed to be an easy and delicious.
the competition of these three items(chicken, potato and lemon) with any herbs and some spices will make your mouth watering.

poppet1's picture
3

family not keen on chicken thighs.also, a lot of juice was made, probably from fat from skin.Potatoes slow to brown.Would try chicken fillets or quarters if i made it again

fizzh89's picture
5

We love this, it's tasty and takes so little preparation - I'd thoroughly recommend it.

ruthayl's picture
5

This has been a staple in my house for years whenever I have family staying. It is easily doubled.

Everyone loves it and it is so easy. My latest guest went home with the recipe.

Cheers from New Zealand ;-)

katieluvbunny's picture
4

The chicken was delicious but like some others my family found the potatoes too lemony. Will make again but cook the pots on their own.

nicolawatt2000's picture
5

delicious and so easy to throw together

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