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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zoehill's picture

This dish is lovely, I marinated the chicken in the sauce a couple of hours earlier and just threw it into a casserole dish in the evening, it was so easy and all the family loved it. Will make it again.

redsonja's picture

We love this recipe the skin gets so crisp and juicy and the potatoes melt in your mouth!

suehildersley's picture

Made this last night and my son really enjoyed it. He's a great fan of fruit with meat so it was a sure fire winner. I added baby new potatoes which looked lovely. He's already asked me to make it again so obviously a hit.

marieback459's picture
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I was at my wits end trying to find something my very fussy16yr old grandaughter would not turn her nose up at.Knowing she will eat chicken I tried this recipe,&not only did she clean her plate, but has asked for more, & has asked for this recipe at least once a week since.

vpaton's picture
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I made this dish last night. I have a bad cold so I'm very disappointed to say that I couldn't taste the flavours. The meat was very tender though. I will probably par-boil the potatoes next time for a couple of minutes as mine were a little hard and I would also add more honey as the chicken wasn't sticky as in the photo.

kerryjoy's picture

Very easy and the meat eaters [not me] assured me it was very tasty. I'd use less of the lemon butter next time though.

katspencer's picture

Really enjoyed this, easy to make and can leave to cook while doing other things around the house. I agree that the potatoes were to lemony and would cook them seperatly next time with some herbs. but will defiantly make this again

chappers_chappess's picture
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Great chicken, also found pots a bit too lemony so cook them in a different dish, my step kids think we have posh food at our house when i make this!! if only they knew how easy it is!

tphotiou's picture
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Lovely recipe - everything in one pot so quick and easy to make. Uses simple store cupboard ingredients. Very tasty - the lemon and honey go brilliantly together. I've made this a few times now and it always goes down well. Great for a small dinner party because it is minimum fuss but excellent results. Love it.

linsfood's picture
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really tasty,would make it again.Unlike some it had loads of lemony juicy but not sour liquid.

lucy258's picture
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Really Easy and Yummy

elinwilliams's picture
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Easy to prepare. Really enjoyed the potatoes

vickimaybishop's picture
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This was quick and easy to make. But my family found the potatoes a bit too lemony. But the chicken was beautiful. Will be cooking this again, but will cook pototoes in a different dish.

jazzcat's picture

Think I'll try this for a weekday supper sounds delicious.

shayne's picture

A very tasteful and easy meal that will be enjoyed by the whole family.
Had a californian white wine and it was super

jerseyporter's picture
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Easy and delicious!

vrog's picture
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As good as it looks. An all-in-one dish

leapeake's picture
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This is easy really easy to make but impressive when served! Perfect weekend cookery.

muttlies6's picture
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This is an excellent dish. Really lemony and simple to do. Now make it on a regular basis.

pboropixie's picture
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At first I found this a bit sweet, but after a few mouthfuls I was hooked! It was really quick and easy to do, so I will definitely make this one again.

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