Sticky lemon chicken

Sticky lemon chicken

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This tasty, low-fat lemon chicken recipe has a Mediterranean feel and just four ingredients- chicken, lemon, thyme and honey

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal193
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.83g
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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast fillets with skin, about 150g/5oz each
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

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

  • 1 large lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves or a generous sprinkling of dried

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1½ tbsp clear honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

Method

  1. Preheat the grill to high and lightly oil a shallow heatproof dish. Put the chicken in the dish, skin side down, and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 5 minutes. While the chicken is grilling, cut four thin slices from the lemon.

  2. Turn the chicken fillets over and put a slice of lemon on top of each one. Sprinkle over the thyme and a little more seasoning, then drizzle with the honey. Squeeze over the juice from the remaining lemon and spoon round 2 tbsp water. Return to the grill for 10 minutes more, until the chicken is golden and cooked all the way through. Serve the chicken and the sticky juices with rice or potatoes and a green veg – broccoli or leeks are good.

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althea89
11th Apr, 2012
5.05
For a mid week meal this was great! Even my 17 month old son enjoyed it. We served it with roasted sweet potato, squash and garlic and raw spinach and red pepper. Super Healthy!
strawberrybonbon
21st Feb, 2012
Easy peasy, mucho tasty - try it - you'll love it :-))
chefjulielee
9th Jan, 2012
4.05
made this the other night and my husband absolutely loved it. I must say, for me, it ws nice but the flvour was really subtle and maybe I should have put in more honey..not sure but overall it was nice and easy and I will make it again only I will probably up the dose of honey and lemon
missshinx
4th Jul, 2011
4.05
This recipe is great, as a student I make it a lot. Dried thyme is fine, I never have any fresh! Quick and yummy.
ZozieBee
30th Jun, 2011
4.05
Very nice and very very simple!! I put a bit more lemon in though, and roasted some red peppers in with the chicken too, which were lovely!
burleysteve
17th Mar, 2011
3.05
Simple to make, and leftovers great in a salad for lunch next day!!
mellymoomoo
10th Feb, 2011
3.05
nice & simple
karen0104
1st Aug, 2010
4.05
Kids loved this - a definate after school dish
vicky9090
10th Aug, 2009
4.05
this was really yummy :)
hayjay123
4th Jul, 2009
3.05
very nice quick 'n easy to make thank you good food and also healthy

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