Succulent honey & lemon chicken

Succulent honey & lemon chicken

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(85 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4
This succulent chicken one pot makes for a quick, no-fuss supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal647
  • fat35g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre3g
  • protein39g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 3 juicy lemons
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • leaves from 4 rosemary sprigs
    Rosemary

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 8 chicken pieces, such as thighs and drumsticks, with skin
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

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

  • 750g potatoes, peeled and cut into smallish chunks
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • green salad, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6/fan180C. Squeeze the juice from 2 lemons into a small pan and heat with the butter, honey, rosemary, garlic and salt and pepper, until the butter melts and it smells fragrant.

  2. Lay the chicken in a roasting tin – don’t pile it up or it won’t cook so well. Add the potatoes and drizzle with lemon butter to coat evenly. Cut the third lemon into 8 wedges and tuck them in. (Can be made up to 2 hours ahead up to this point.)

  3. Roast for 50 minutes - 1 hour until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are crisp and golden. Serve with a green salad.

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jeannette
17th Feb, 2009
4.05
very tasty dish will be making it again by demand of family
kle37b
27th Jan, 2009
This recipe was eays to make and loved by my household, do try it!!
agiily1
10th Jan, 2009
4.05
Just tried this recipe, very nice whole family said would certainly have again.
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limefruitgum
12th Dec, 2008
How can it be quick if it takes an hour? Aside from that....nyom! :-)
janehuxley
24th Nov, 2008
I made this and added a tablespoon of dark soy into the mix to balance the sweet and sour - it was fantastic!
lynettekotze
22nd Nov, 2008
5.05
very delicious...i added a bit of water to the sauce tho to make sure it doesn't cook dry.
chantal
19th Nov, 2008
5.05
Made this for ten people recently with drum sticks and unpeeled potatoes and it went down a treat. Both the potatoes and chicken had really good flavour, definitely not to sour as some say. Looks very impressive too.
pambuck
19th Nov, 2008
3.05
The chicken was delicious but unfortunately husband and son found the potatoes too lemony.
gillianlw
18th Nov, 2008
2.05
Maybe it was me but this dish was not all I'd hoped for. The chicken did not absorb the honey-lemon flavor as the coating ended up at the base of the tin. Also, when I was serving, some of the potato chunks fell into the bottom of the roasting tin which left them soaked in buttery chicken grease.
misterchef
17th Nov, 2008
4.05
This was really tasty. I added an onion quartered and kept the skin on the potatoes and it was wonderful.

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