Succulent honey & lemon chicken

Succulent honey & lemon chicken

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(72 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


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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  • 3 juicy lemons



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

  • 50g butter



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

  • 750g potatoes, peeled and cut into smallish chunks



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

  • green salad, to serve


  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 (88)

nicolawatt2000's picture

delicious and so easy to throw together

gahagac1's picture

I made this last night and it was quite tasty.

joeinnes's picture

It was nice, but I boiled the potatoes for about five minutes before to get them as soft as they should be. As a few other people here have said, another time, I would do the potatoes separately with garlic and rosemary butter, either roasted or new.

ktcooper's picture

This is fab! I use various chicken joints and just adjust the cooking time as required. I love the lemony potatoes and mashing them into the lemony juices. Yum!

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

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

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

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

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

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

lucy258's picture

Really Easy and Yummy

elinwilliams's picture

Easy to prepare. Really enjoyed the potatoes

vickimaybishop's picture

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

Easy and delicious!


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