Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Sticky Lemon Chicken

Serve this with some plain boiled rice and steamed broccoli for a really tasty, yet nutritious meal that will leave you wanting more.

I've used this with bone-in chicken breasts as they serve as the perfect 1-person portion with no faff, but this marinade could be used with any pieces of chickens and is really good with wings for a party or gathering.

Allow to marinate for at least three hours, but overnight is best and will leave you delicious, zesty and fragrantly juicy chicken.

Here's how:

2 chicken breasts with bone left in
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
Zest of 3 lemons and the juice of 2
3 tbsp clear honey
2 cloves of garlic crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper

Simply put the marinade together by combining all of the above then place into a bowl or jug.

Make two or three 1cm incisions into each chicken breast, making sure this gets into the flesh as it will help to ensure the meat stays nice and moist during cooking.

Cover the chicken with the marinade, cover and place in the fridge overnight or for a few hours.

Cook in a hot oven at about 180 degrees for approx 35 minutes (depending on the size).