Succulent honey & lemon chicken

Succulent honey & lemon chicken

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Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


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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  • 3 juicy lemons



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

  • 50g butter



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

  • 750g potatoes, peeled and cut into smallish chunks



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

  • green salad, to serve


  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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14th Nov, 2008
I did not change the ingredients, but I did find that by the time the chicken was cooked the honey/sauce was burning. Also the potatoes were soggy. Sorry to be negative, I usually enjoy all Good Food recipes.
13th Nov, 2008
I’ll try this recipe , it seemed to be an easy and delicious. the competition of these three items(chicken, potato and lemon) with any herbs and some spices will make your mouth watering.
27th Sep, 2008
family not keen on chicken thighs.also, a lot of juice was made, probably from fat from skin.Potatoes slow to brown.Would try chicken fillets or quarters if i made it again
21st Sep, 2008
We love this, it's tasty and takes so little preparation - I'd thoroughly recommend it.
24th Aug, 2008
This has been a staple in my house for years whenever I have family staying. It is easily doubled. Everyone loves it and it is so easy. My latest guest went home with the recipe. Cheers from New Zealand ;-)
11th Aug, 2008
The chicken was delicious but like some others my family found the potatoes too lemony. Will make again but cook the pots on their own.
23rd Jul, 2008
delicious and so easy to throw together
6th Jul, 2008
I made this last night and it was quite tasty.
19th May, 2008
It was nice, but I boiled the potatoes for about five minutes before to get them as soft as they should be. As a few other people here have said, another time, I would do the potatoes separately with garlic and rosemary butter, either roasted or new.
14th May, 2008
This is fab! I use various chicken joints and just adjust the cooking time as required. I love the lemony potatoes and mashing them into the lemony juices. Yum!


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