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Sticky lemon & sesame chicken

Sticky lemon & sesame chicken

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This speedy, Asian-inspired chicken recipe is easy enough for kids to help cook - they'll love eating it, too!

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal294
fat15g
saturates4g
carbs12g
sugars8g
fibre1g
protein28g
salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • 8-10 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • zest and juice 2 large lemons
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • cooked noodles or rice, to serve
  • cooked greens (such as sugar snap peas and pak choi), to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the chicken in a shallow roasting tin, drizzle over the oil and season well. Roast for 25 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, make the sauce. Tip the cornflour into a bowl and whisk in the lemon zest and juice until any lumps disappear. Add the honey, soy and sesame seeds and mix again.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the chicken from the oven. Pour over the sauce, making sure every piece is well coated – it will still be very runny at this stage. Return to the oven for another 8-10 mins, spooning the sauce over the chicken every 2-3 mins as it thickens. If the sauce gets too thick, add a splash of water and scrape any sticky bits from the bottom of the tin. Serve with noodles or rice, and veg, with the extra sauce poured over the top.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2015

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