Sticky citrus chicken with carrots & cashews

Sticky citrus chicken with carrots & cashews

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal550
  • fat30g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre6g
  • protein31g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 300-400g baby carrots
  • 2 onions, cut into thick round slices
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 50g roasted cashew
    Cashew

    Cashew

    ka-shoo

    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

  • 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)
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • zest ½ orange, plus 2 tbsp juice
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 balls stem ginger, finely chopped, plus 1 tbsp syrup

Method

  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.

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amye_123
11th Oct, 2013
Really tasty meal with great flavours, almost like a sweet & sour with a kick. Definitely worth a try.

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