Sticky lemon chicken

Sticky lemon chicken

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(77 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Who needs takeaways when you can make this low-fat Chinese-style stir-fry in half an hour?

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal236
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre0g
  • protein38g
  • salt1.25g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

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

  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots, finely sliced
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 140g sugar snap pea

Method

  1. In a jug, mix together the honey, lemon, stock and soy, then set aside. Toss the chicken with the cornflour so it’s completely coated. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, then fry the chicken until it changes colour and starts to become crisp around the edges.

  2. Add the carrots and red pepper, then fry for 1 min more. Pour the stock into the pan, bring to a simmer, then add the sugar snap peas and bubble everything together for 5 mins until the chicken is cooked and the veg are tender. Serve with noodles.

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May Piazza
29th Aug, 2018
5.05
Absolutely love this. Slightly annoyed that I've only just discovered it too! So quick and simple to make and cheap which is perfect for me as I have two young kids so not alot of time or money! Have also substituted the chicken for salmon the second time I made it and it worked well and went lovely and crispy! Will try with king prawns next.
martinlonghurst
20th Jun, 2017
5.05
Loved this, so simple to make too. we did put a twist on it though by adding pineapple and pineapple juice to help sweeten the dish and take away some of the chicken stock flavour which could dominate the meal if allowed to. Ten from Len!!
happysheep
17th May, 2017
4.05
This has become one of my most cooked meals! As suggested in other comments, I doubled the quantity of sauce. This is quick, easy and always delicious. Much nicer than a takeaway!
dee dee dee
2nd Feb, 2017
Lovely defo making again
lyvia972
25th Jan, 2017
5.05
Very tasty recipe! I read the comments before cooking it and it was delicious. I doubled the quantities of honey, lemon juice and soy sauce and put in 150mL chicken stock. I added a couple of red chillies and a tbsp of ground ginger to the sauce. Before coating the chicken in cornflour, I sprinkled some more ginger on it. I replaced the peas with broccoli. I let the stock simmer down for nearly 15mins and it was lovely. Next time I will try adding some cashew nuts. I will surely make it again.
mrsmacc04
18th Jan, 2017
5.05
Very popular with the children. Agree with others to double the amounts of honey, lemon juice and soy sauce...and half the amount of chicken stock. We add red chillies, ginger and cashews for the adults.
niccip
23rd Mar, 2016
Lovely quick recipe...cooked 4 slight variations in the same evening! Slightly sweeter for my toddler, more lemon and honey added for my parents and my veggie version using quorn pieces (think I slightly over reduced it as didn't want to be runny, but it thickens quickly when off heat) and no sauce for my husband who likes sticky chicken. We all loved it and would defo make again. Cut carrots using my cheese slice...delish!
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mrsjroberts
8th Feb, 2016
5.05
We love this dish! I always double the honey, lemon and soy or it doesn't have enough flavour and I vary the veg but its a staple in our house. Doing it tonight!
pricelesscook
5th Feb, 2016
Don't coat chick in cornflour but add to sauce instead as it changes texture of the meat.
krissyb
10th Jan, 2016
5.05
This was a really good family meal and our one year old in particular really enjoyed it. The chicken was really tender which made it easy for her to eat.

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Gillian92
25th Aug, 2014
Are the calories listed including the noodles?
vicki_mh
14th Sep, 2014
5.05
I would assume not - I added noodles to my calorie count.
happysheep
17th May, 2017
4.05
Double the amount of sauce!