Lemon, broccoli & sesame roast chicken

Lemon, broccoli & sesame roast chicken

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Give traditional roast chicken a Chinese-style twist with this zesty recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal340
  • fat23g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein28g
  • salt2.35g
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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken leg portions, cut into thighs and drumsticks
  • 2 lemons, juice of 1, the other cut into 8 chunks
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 200g thin-stemmed broccoli
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, finely shredded
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the chicken and lemon chunks in a large roasting tin, season with pepper, then roast for 30 mins until the chicken is turning golden.

  2. After 25 mins, bring a little water to the boil in a frying pan, add the broccoli, cover and steam for 3 mins until bright green and almost tender, then drain.

  3. Tuck the broccoli around the chicken, scatter the garlic and ginger over and around the meat, then splash over the lemon juice, soy and honey. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Roast for another 15 mins until the chicken is golden and tender, and juices look sticky. Drizzle with sesame oil, then serve the chicken, broccoli and juices with rice.

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ajctracey
28th Jan, 2012
5.05
Delicious. I halved the recipe and made it for two - worked really well.
ralfette
1st Nov, 2011
5.05
I cant believe how good this tasted, especially given how easy it was to make i had company for dinner and it certainly impressed, will definitely be making again
glenyst
26th Sep, 2011
4.05
Did this with a pack of thighs & drumsticks so I wouldn't have to chop the chicken myself. It was less effort than it sounded, and very tasty. Might well do it again.
pewter
18th Aug, 2011
5.05
Just how easy & delicious was this ? ! Beautiful aroma too.Pre boiled my broccoli and heated with rest towards end with honey & sesame seeds - all in wok.
browste1
25th Jul, 2011
5.05
great recipe, very tasty & easy to make
malini82
9th Jul, 2011
5.05
Forgot to rate!
malini82
9th Jul, 2011
5.05
Really lovely. Perfect for a summers day, will definitely cook again.
debbansko
28th Jun, 2011
Very tasty, like the oriental taste, will definitely cook again.
tramca
26th Jun, 2011
3.05
Easy to cook, but sauce was very runny, I will use the juice of half a lemon next time.
emilyshort
24th Jun, 2011
3.05
Tasty and light meal. I could have eaten seconds. Would have liked more sauce, and I rubbed the chicken in Chinese 5 spice first too for extra chinese tastes.

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