Sticky citrus chicken with carrots & cashews

Sticky citrus chicken with carrots & cashews

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(6 ratings)


Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level



Serves 4

Ditch the takeaway and try a traybake full of delicious Chinese flavours instead. It takes just minutes to throw together this alternative sweet and sour chicken dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 300-400g baby carrots
  • 2 onions, cut into thick round slices
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 50g roasted cashews
  • small pack coriander leaves, to serve
  • boiled jasmine rice, to serve

For the glaze

  • 100g clear honey
  • 4 tbsp hot chilli sauce
  • zest 1 lime, plus 4 tbsp juice (about 2 limes)
  • zest ½ orange, plus 2 tbsp juice
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 balls stem ginger, finely chopped, plus 1 tbsp syrup

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the chicken thighs, carrots, onions and oil in a big, shallow roasting tin with some seasoning. Roast for 30 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the glaze ingredients. Drizzle all over the chicken and veg, then roast for another 15 mins.
  3. Scatter over the cashews, mix everything together well, then roast for a further 15 mins until the chicken is browned, tender and sticky. Scatter over some coriander and serve with the boiled rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2013

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.


Show comments
maryechappell's picture

Really liked this recipe, I used just 1 lime, mild chilli sauce and cider vinegar, I also halved the carrots after reading comment which says they were undercooked. It was lovely & I will make it again soon. Also left out ginger syrup.

cnpfriend's picture

Delicious, sticky, sweet, spicy. Ate it with soy and sesame veg. No complaints.

reallybadeggs's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Disappointed! The carrots were like bullets and the sauce far too bitter! I followed the recipe exactly; won't be making again :(

wonderful1's picture

This is one of those recipes that sounds yummy on paper but unfortunately a let down when you actually make it. The whole was too dry to have with just rice as the sauce is too thick and gooey at the end..... Shame as it could have been so good. Just needs some refinement.

magdalenas's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This is certainly a nice, easy recipe, though even with my sweet tooth, it definitely needs less sweetness. Perhaps the amount of honey could be reduced, I will try doing that next time.

gxf00u's picture

Far too sweet! Could not eat this meal,very disappointing.

tillyfloss80's picture

This did taste lovely, the carrots & onions went squishy & sticky, yum! The only problem was that there was quite a bit of fat and not a huge amount of sauce. Will definitely try again, recommend that you give it a try too.

last edited: 11:32, 25th Oct, 2013
pelupi's picture

I was somewhat disappointed by this. The taste was fine but somehow it generated too much liquid to go truly sticky (until the left overs went cold). Not in a hurry to try again

rachgal62's picture

This recipe was very easy to cook, and absolutely delicious. I will definitely be making it again.

MattieDee's picture

Really great recipe, very easy to create. It's full of flavour.

Miss_Mcvicar's picture

I made this with a full pack of Quorn chicken pieces and there's no way it would feed 4 people. If you want to feed 4 double all the veg.

saschlet's picture

Truly easy to throw together and deliciously different. I used sweet chilli instead of hot chilli and it turned out brilliant. I also used fresh chopped ginger rather than stem and this worked too. Has become a firm favourite!

amye_123's picture

Really tasty meal with great flavours, almost like a sweet & sour with a kick. Definitely worth a try.